fruitful

[ froot-fuhl ]
/ ˈfrut fəl /
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adjective

producing good results; beneficial; profitable: fruitful investigations.
abounding in fruit, as trees or other plants; bearing fruit abundantly.
producing an abundant growth, as of fruit: fruitful soil; fruitful rain.

Origin of fruitful

Middle English word dating back to 1250–1300; see origin at fruit, -ful

SYNONYMS FOR fruitful

1, 3 See productive.

ANTONYMS FOR fruitful

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fruitful

/ (ˈfruːtfʊl) /

adjective

bearing fruit in abundance
productive or prolific, esp in bearing offspring
causing or assisting prolific growth
producing results or profitsa fruitful discussion

Derived Forms

fruitfully, adverbfruitfulness, noun
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