helpful

[ help-fuhl ]
/ ˈhɛlp fəl /

adjective

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

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“I do believe that the buck stops here, that I cannot rely upon public opinion polls to tell me what is right. I do believe that right makes might and that if I am wrong, 10 angels swearing I was right would make no difference.”

Origin of helpful

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

OTHER WORDS FROM helpful

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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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