Definition of successful in English:

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Pronunciation: /səkˈsɛsfʊl/
Pronunciation: /səkˈsɛsf(ə)l/


1Accomplishing a desired aim or result: a successful attack on the town marketing of Japanese products has been highly successful
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  • It has been a very long inquiry and it is very pleasing to get a successful result.
  • One reason reform is not as successful as desired is lack of clarity about what is intended.
  • As we had only two players, you can imagine that the results were not very successful.
victorious, triumphant;
fortunate, lucky
1.1Having achieved fame, wealth, or social status: a successful actor
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  • He learned to use those hooks they gave him and became immensely successful and wealthy.
  • Many of them would have been successful and wealthy, but did any have a satisfied mind?
  • He is a successful entrepreneur businessman who has never had a social conscience.
prosperous, affluent, wealthy, rich, well-to-do, doing well, moneyed;
famous, eminent, at the top, top
informal on the up and up, well heeled, flush, rolling in it, in the money, made of money, loaded, stinking rich, quids in
flourishing, thriving, booming, buoyant, burgeoning, doing well, profitable, profit-making, moneymaking, lucrative, gainful, fruitful, solvent, bankable;
productive, efficient, effective
informal going strong, on the up and up, rolling in it, in the money, loaded, quids in



Example sentences
  • To ensure the successfulness of landing operations the armed forces, and the US Navy in particular, began creating new units that could handle specific dangerous tasks that no one else could complete.
  • Interviewers also asked parents to rate the degree of suffering as a result of each symptom, whether the child received treatment for the symptom, and, if so, the successfulness of the treatment.
  • Both employee and employer safety attitudes can determine the successfulness of a program.

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