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

OTHER WORDS FROM helpful

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Example sentences from the Web for unhelpful

British Dictionary definitions for unhelpful (1 of 2)

unhelpful
/ (ʌnˈhɛlpfʊl) /

adjective

not serving a useful function

British Dictionary definitions for unhelpful (2 of 2)

helpful
/ (ˈhɛlpfʊl) /

adjective

serving a useful function; giving help

Derived forms of helpful

helpfully, adverbhelpfulness, noun
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