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
Despite a less-than-fruitful first half, the Cowboys bounced back from their first loss of the season and avoided drifting back to the portion of the Big 12 pack that includes Oklahoma and Texas.College football winners and losers for Week 10: Florida is fun again and Georgia is done | Patrick Stevens | November 8, 2020 | Washington Post
It went in directions I hadn’t planned, and which I found fruitful.How to Succeed by Being Authentic (Hint: Carefully) (Ep. 438) | Stephen J. Dubner | November 5, 2020 | Freakonomics
There could be fruitful collaboration if these groups had the attitude that elections officials were potential partners instead of adversaries.A Nonprofit With Ties to Democrats Is Sending Out Millions of Ballot Applications. Election Officials Wish It Would Stop. | by Joshua Eaton, Lauren Rosenthal and Thy Anh Vo | October 23, 2020 | ProPublica
Sixty years is a good run, and the televised presidential debate lived a long and fruitful life.
Scheduled collaboration, and chance meetings that sometimes proved fruitful.Covid-19 upended the office, but it might have created something better | Cassie Werber | August 9, 2020 | Quartz
In the film, Noah blesses his children with fruitfulness, instead of God doing it.
And the lambs shall feed according to their order, and strangers shall eat the deserts turned into fruitfulness.The Bible, Douay-Rheims Version | Various
In Asia the fruitfulness is said to be still greater, and there the wine keeps, in unpitched vessels, through three generations.The Art of Drinking | Georg Gottfried Gervinus
And they that neglect this must not look for the kind showers of divine grace, to give fruitfulness to their souls.The Bible, Douay-Rheims Version | Various
The highest service demands the greatest sacrifice, but it secures the fullest blessing and the greatest fruitfulness.Separation and Service | James Hudson Taylor
This American facility of electrical invention has one great cause, one specific reason for its fruitfulness.Steam Steel and Electricity | James W. Steele
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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