Meaning of “gainful” in the English Dictionary

"gainful" in English

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uk /ˈɡeɪn.fəl/ us /ˈɡeɪn.fəl/ formal
adverb uk /ˈɡeɪn.fəl.i/ us /ˈɡeɪn.fəl.i/

His estate continues to keep lawyers gainfully employed even seven years after his death.

(Definition of “gainful” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"gainful" in Business English

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gainfuladjective [ only before noun ]

uk /ˈɡeɪnfəl/ us

providing something useful such as money or work:

The state is making great efforts to guide former welfare recipients into gainful employment.

As those of you who are gainfully employed will know, getting a new job can be a full-time job in itself.

(Definition of “gainful” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)