- helpful in the meeting of needs: a beneficial association.
- involving the personal enjoyment of proceeds: a beneficial owner.
- benefit in kind
Origin of beneficial
Examples from the Web for beneficial
“We can try to improve things that are beneficial to Turkers,” Milland added.Amazon’s Turkers Kick Off the First Crowdsourced Labor Guild|Kevin Zawacki|December 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The review also notes that sucralose could potentially harm the beneficial bacteria in our gut.
Diversification was as beneficial in financial investments as it was in growing crops and raising livestock.‘The Harness Maker’s Dream:’ The Unlikely Ranch King of Texas|Nick Kotz|September 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Why do you think psychedelics are so beneficial in helping Vets with PTD?
The Center for Consumer Freedom has praised those foods as safe and beneficial.
Moreover, sufferings which are the result of our own mistakes are often beneficial.The Last Days of Tolstoy|V. G. Chertkov
But beneficial habits may, under the fostering care of selection, develop into instincts.The Whence and the Whither of Man|John Mason Tyler
I fertilize my orchard with stable litter, and think it beneficial on sandy soil.The Apple|Various
I care not with what principle the new-born patriot is animated, if the measures he supports are beneficial to the community.Junius Unmasked|Joel Moody
Beneficial Insects have also to be considered in economic entomology.
Word Origin for beneficial
mid-15c., "helpful, advantageous," from Middle French bénéficial and directly from Latin beneficialis "pertaining to a favor," from beneficium (see benefice). Related: Beneficially.