- giving or rendering aid or assistance; of service: Your comments were very helpful.
Origin of helpful
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useful, convenient; beneficial, advantageous.
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018
Examples from the Web for helpfully
The text, spread out over pages, was helpfully posted directly below the video.Hillary Gets a Challenger and He’s a Marine
November 21, 2014
No one cut the interview short and, as Heather helpfully pointed out, “You are free to leave.”North Korea’s Propaganda Art Exhibit in London
November 6, 2014
But should you lack the energy to sift through the glut of options yourself, we can at least helpfully endorse this one.WGN’s ‘Manhattan’ Is Summer’s Best New Show. But Will Anyone Watch?
July 27, 2014
The Mail, helpfully, reports that Pippa has stocked up with special “chamois cream” for the purpose of protecting her butt.Pippa Eating At McDonalds in Missouri RIGHT NOW!
June 18, 2014
That character is called, helpfully, Michael Hastings, and he is in his early-to-mid 20s.Newsweek Takedown From Beyond the Grave: Michael Hastings’s Fiction Tells the Truth
June 18, 2014
"You mean read minutes, and things like that," suggested Marjorie, helpfully.Marjorie's Busy Days
"It's the only type G star in that direction," suggested Chambers, helpfully.Empire
Clifford Donald Simak
“Madame is an admirer of the great Napolon,” explained Amlie helpfully.Mrs. Vanderstein's jewels
Mrs. Charles Bryce
It is only at this point that sincere and groping minds can be helpfully influenced.Faces in the Fire
Frank W. Boreham
“Yes,” she returned, not at all helpfully, though in no way forbidding.The Deep Lake Mystery
- serving a useful function; giving help
Word Origin and History for helpfully
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