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"useful" in British English

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usefuladjective

uk   /ˈjuːs.fəl/  us   /ˈjuːs.fəl/
A2 effective; ​helping you to do or ​achieve something: A good ​knife is ​probably one of the most useful things you can have in a ​kitchen. Do the ​exercisesserve any useful ​purpose?

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

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usefuladjective

 us   /ˈjus·fəl/
helping you to do or ​obtain something: Youradvice was very useful, ​saving me a lot of ​time.
usefully
adverb  us   /ˈjus·fə·li/
I was usefully ​occupiedpackingdishes all ​morning.
usefulness
noun [U]  us   /ˈjus·fəl·nəs/
There is no ​question of the usefulness of ​aspirin.
(Definition of useful from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “useful”
in Arabic مُفيد…
in Korean 유용한…
in Portuguese útil…
in Catalan útil…
in Japanese 役に立つ…
in Chinese (Simplified) 有用的,有效的, 有帮助的…
in Turkish faydalı, yararlı…
in Russian полезный…
in Chinese (Traditional) 有用的,有效的, 有助益的…
in Italian utile…
in Polish użyteczny, przydatny…
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