gainful

[ geyn-fuh l ]
/ ˈgeɪn fəl /

adjective

profitable; lucrative: gainful employment.

Origin of gainful

First recorded in 1545–55; gain1 + -ful
Related formsgain·ful·ly, adverbgain·ful·ness, nounun·gain·ful, adjectiveun·gain·ful·ly, adverb
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gainful

/ (ˈɡeɪnfʊl) /

adjective

profitable; lucrativegainful employment

Derived Formsgainfully, adverbgainfulness, noun
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