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English definition of “gainful”

gainful

adjective     /ˈɡeɪn.fəl/ formal
providing money or something else that is useful: Many graduates tell of months spent in search of gainful employment.Earning money and money earnedUseful or advantageous gainfully     /-i/ adverb His estate continues to keep lawyers gainfully employed even seven years after his death.Useful or advantageousEarning money and money earned
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