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use·ful  (ysfl)
1. Having a beneficial use; serviceable: a useful kitchen gadget.
2. Being of practical use: a useful job; useful members of society.

useful·ly adv.
useful·ness n.

useful  /yusfl/  adj. 1 helpful, handy: Tools, such as a hammer and screwdriver, are useful when you want to fix something. 2 valuable, worthwhile: Her language skills make her a useful addition to our team. -adv. usefully; -n. [U] usefulness.

Thesaurus: useful 1 practical, of use 2 advantageous, profitable, beneficial. Ant. worthless. useful

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