[ suh k-ses-fuh l ]
/ səkˈsɛs fəl /


achieving or having achieved success.
having attained wealth, position, honors, or the like.
resulting in or attended with success.

Origin of successful

First recorded in 1580–90; success + -ful

OTHER WORDS FROM successful Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for successfulness

  • What relation between these factors and successfulness in later life?

  • On this side, then, certainly the chief side, there could be no question about the successfulness of his life.

    Queed|Henry Sydnor Harrison

British Dictionary definitions for successfulness

/ (səkˈsɛsfʊl) /


having succeeded in one's endeavours
marked by a favourable outcome
having obtained fame, wealth, etc

Derived forms of successful

successfully, adverbsuccessfulness, noun
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