Origin of useful
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1, 2. profitable, efficacious, beneficial.
1, 2. useless.
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- able to be used advantageously, beneficially, or for several purposes; helpful or serviceable
- informal commendable or capablea useful term's work
- Australian informal an odd-jobman or general factotum
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