Definition of Gainful

1. Adjective. Yielding a fair profit.

Exact synonyms: Paid, Paying
Similar to: Profitable



Definition of Gainful

1. a. Profitable; advantageous; lucrative.

Definition of Gainful

1. Adjective. Contrary. ¹

2. Adjective. Disposed to taking advantage of. ¹

3. Adjective. Troublesome; fractious; hard to handle. ¹

4. Adjective. Providing gain; profitable. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Gainful

1. profitable [adj] - See also: profitable

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Gainful

gainand
gainbirth
gainbuy
gaincall
gainchare
gainclap
gaincome
gaincoming
gaincope
gaincover
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gainer
gainers
gainesite
gainest
gainful (current term)
gainfull
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gainfully
gainfulness
gainfulnesses
gaingive
gaingiving
gaingivings
gaining
gaining control
gainings
gainless
gainlessly
gainlessness

Literary usage of Gainful

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1. Appletons' Annual Cyclopædia and Register of Important Events of the Year (1883)
"52 A The following is a comparison between the number of persons reported as pursuing gainful occupations in 1880 with those who were not eo reported. ..."

2. Abstract of the Twelfth Census of the United States, 1900 by United States Census Office, Simon Newton Dexter North, Walter Francis Willcox, Henry Gannett (1902)
"POPULATION AT LEAST 10 YEARS OF AGE ENGAGED IN gainful OCCUPA- [Twelfth Census, Vol. 1 The totals for the 160 cities of continental United States, ..."

3. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1922)
"The employment of a child In a gainful occupation without such permit is as much of a violation as the employment of the child un- ..."

4. The Vocational Education of Girls and Women by Albert H. Leake (1918)
"CHAPTER I THE STATUS OF HOUSEHOLD ARTS INSTRUCTION I. Homemaking not considered a gainful occupation. II. Number of women engaged in homemaking. III. ..."

5. British Synonymy: Or, An Attempt at Regulating the Choice of Words in by Hester Lynch Piozzi (1794)
"... has formed a kind of rule that we fay a gainful trade, a PROFITABLE employment, and a LU-CJR.AT-IVE life, I think; by which latter is meant a life ..."

6. Education for Industrial Workers: A Constructive Study Applied to New York City by Herman Schneider (1915)
"Education prior to gainful employment. a. Elementary training for work ... Education accompanying gainful employment. c. The cooperative system. d. ..."

7. The Progress of the Nation in Its Various Social and Economic Relations from by George Richardson Porter (1851)
"CHAPTER I. Small Number of Persons in England who live without gainful Employment—Consequent great Means for Enjoyment and for Accumulation ..."

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