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.
- fruit·ful·ly, adverb
- fruit·ful·ness, noun
- o·ver·fruit·ful, adjective
- o·ver·fruit·ful·ly, adverb
- o·ver·fruit·ful·ness, noun
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How to use fruitful in a sentence
This might seem a limited strategy, but the artist devises many fruitful variations.In the galleries: Exploring the tension between physical and digital art | Mark Jenkins | February 5, 2021 | Washington Post
So, that’s a case where dialing up the disgust was fruitful.
Economic downturns often prove to be a fruitful time for startups that can fill a void.The online grocery startup betting big on the pandemic shift in grocery shopping | Rachel King | January 3, 2021 | Fortune
Learn to frame comfort as an old default that doesn’t lead you to anywhere bigger, or more productive, or more fruitful.
Give this type of content the time and effort it needs and it will prove to be a fruitful initiative, both amongst your peers and as a relevant post for your website.Simple guide to creating an expert roundup post that drives website traffic | Ivan Ambrocio | November 26, 2020 | Search Engine Watch
In fact, it only takes about five minutes to get our mental and spiritual wheels fruitfully turning.Can Heritage Foundation Posterboy Bono Save the GOP? | James Poulos | March 15, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Because I thought you could serve the cause of humanity more fruitfully than by occupying yourself with the needle.The Sword of Honor, volumes 1 & 2 | Eugne Sue
All the faculties of the poet are used for preparing this naked greatness—are used and fruitfully spent and shed.The Rhythm of Life | Alice Meynell
I have evidently misunderstood the author's thought and I could not fruitfully discuss it.
There was an estimate of the value and purpose of a human life, which our Age of Comfort may fruitfully ponder.Critical Miscellanies, Vol. I | John Morley
If one knew enough, one could start almost anywhere and sustain his activities continuously and fruitfully.Democracy and Education | John Dewey
British Dictionary definitions for fruitful
bearing fruit in abundance
productive or prolific, esp in bearing offspring
causing or assisting prolific growth
producing results or profits: a fruitful discussion
- fruitfully, adverb
- fruitfulness, noun
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