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usefuladjective

uk   /ˈjuːs.fəl/ us   /ˈjuːs.fəl/
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usefuladjective

us   /ˈjus·fəl/
helping you to do or obtain something: Your advice was very useful, saving me a lot of time.
usefully
adverb us   /ˈjus·fə·li/
I was usefully occupied packing dishes 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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