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profitable Line breaks: prof¦it|able
Pronunciation: /ˈprɒfɪtəb(ə)l/

Definition of profitable in English:

adjective

1(Of a business or activity) yielding profit or financial gain: a professionally run and profitable company the investments were extremely profitable
More example sentences
  • Merchants and financiers soon realized that investing in science could be a profitable business.
  • Farming is still profitable in spite of a sharp increase in the prices of agricultural inputs.
  • We follow him as he tries to turn this dream into reality, and turn the farm into a profitable business.
Synonyms
2Beneficial; useful: he’d had a profitable day
More example sentences
  • Noor said that she was merely taking advantage of a potentially profitable situation.
  • Cultural solutions are more valuable and profitable than technological solutions.
  • This paper prompted useful discussion, though the main discussion session was less profitable.
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Origin

Middle English: from Old French, from the verb profiter (see profit).

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