adjective \ˈgān-fəl\

: paying money

Full Definition of GAINFUL

:  productive of gain :  profitable <gainful employment>
gain·ful·ly \-fə-lē\ adverb
gain·ful·ness noun

Examples of GAINFUL

  1. <graduated from school and went looking for gainful employment>

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Rhymes with GAINFUL


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