profitable

[ prof-i-tuh-buhl ]
/ ˈprɒf ɪ tə bəl /

adjective

yielding profit; remunerative: a profitable deal.
beneficial or useful.

Origin of profitable

Middle English word dating back to 1275–1325; see origin at profit, -able
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profitable

/ (ˈprɒfɪtəbəl) /

adjective

affording gain, benefit, or profit
Derived Formsprofitably, adverbprofitableness or profitability, noun
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Word Origin and History for profitably

profitable


adj.

c.1300, "yielding benefit, useful," from profit (v.) + -able or from Old French profitable, porfitable. Specific sense of "money-making" is attested from 1758. Related: Profitably.

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