Definition of gainful in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈɡeɪnfʊl/
Pronunciation: /ˈɡeɪnf(ə)l/


Serving to increase wealth or resources: he soon found gainful employment
More example sentences
  • If one looks at unemployment figures in the country it seems clear that modern labour markets can barely provide gainful employment to settled or even educated people.
  • The unions usually object to prisoners being given gainful employment, whether sewing mailbags or breaking up rocks, on the grounds that it undercuts free labour.
  • How fortunate we are that someone is teaching this as opposed to foolishly wasting time teaching how to obtain and keep gainful employment.



Pronunciation: /ˈɡeɪnfʊli/
Pronunciation: /ˈɡeɪnfəli/
[as submodifier]: she was gainfully occupied
More example sentences
  • I faintly protested that travelling to and from the restaurant would be a waste of time, that could have been gainfully occupied with relating past events, mutual anecdotes and general merrymaking.
  • The one-month programme recognises the fact that school children need to be gainfully occupied during summer holidays, he adds.
  • He's local, single, gainfully employed, really cute, not hung up on his ex, not living with his parents, not commitment phobic, very tall, very cute, and intelligent.


Example sentences
  • The business should be characterized by stability, independence and gainfulness.
  • But several times and in several ways, Hamilton wrote that greed, the extreme face of the gainfulness at the heart of Hamiltonian capitalism, could destroy capitalism by moving individual entrepreneurs to extreme measures against the good of the many.
  • That brave one and the slayer of braving enemies Lakshmana thus schooled expediently by his elder brother about the means of gainfulness, that best one among men proceeded to enter the city of Kishkindha.

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