helpful

[ help-fuhl ]
/ ˈhɛlp fəl /

adjective

giving or rendering aid or assistance; of service: Your comments were very helpful.

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Origin of helpful

Middle English word dating back to 1300–50; see origin at help, -ful

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British Dictionary definitions for helpful

helpful
/ (ˈhɛlpfʊl) /

adjective

serving a useful function; giving help

Derived forms of helpful

helpfully, adverbhelpfulness, noun
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