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successful

adjective suc·cess·ful \-fəl\

: having the correct or desired result : ending in success

: having gotten or achieved wealth, respect, or fame

Full Definition of SUCCESSFUL

1
:  resulting or terminating in success <a successful attempt>
2
:  gaining or having gained success <a successful investor>
suc·cess·ful·ly \-fə-lē\ adverb
suc·cess·ful·ness noun

Examples of SUCCESSFUL

  1. <the play had a successful run on Broadway>
  2. <sold their successful dry-cleaning business and retired to Hawaii>

First Known Use of SUCCESSFUL

1588

Rhymes with SUCCESSFUL

SUCCESSFUL Defined for Kids

successful

adjective suc·cess·ful \sək-ˈses-fəl\

Definition of SUCCESSFUL for Kids

1
:  resulting or ending well or in success <My attempt to swim across the harbor was successful.>
2
:  gaining or having gained success <a successful business>
suc·cess·ful·ly \-fə-lē\ adverb

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