- profitable; lucrative: gainful employment.
Origin of gainful
Related Words for gainfuladvantageous, beneficial, fat, fruitful, generous, good, lucrative, lush, moneymaking, remunerative, rewarding, rich, satisfying, substantial, sweet, useful, worthwhile, going
Examples from the Web for gainful
Contemporary Examples of gainful
College gives way to the greater demands of grad school, gainful employment, and career planning.Adult Women Are the New Face of ADHD
June 30, 2014
Historical Examples of gainful
One needs only to point out to them that the pursuit is gainful, and their interest is aroused.The Economist
What was our status in the business pursuits and gainful occupations at that time?
The pursuit of gainful effort is as old as the existence of man on earth.Folkways
William Graham Sumner
His gainful pursuit was that of being a commercial traveller.Local Color
Irvin S. Cobb
Now Harald has got him east away, And each morrow of fight was a gainful day.Poems by the Way
- profitable; lucrativegainful employment