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successful

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adjective suc·cess·ful \-fəl\

Simple Definition of successful

  • : having the correct or desired result : ending in success

  • : having gotten or achieved wealth, respect, or fame

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of successful

  1. 1 :  resulting or terminating in success <a successful attempt>

  2. 2 :  gaining or having gained success <a successful investor>

successfully play \-fə-lē\ adverb
successfulness noun

Examples of successful in a sentence

  1. <the play had a successful run on Broadway>

  2. <sold their successful dry-cleaning business and retired to Hawaii>



1588

First Known Use of successful

1588

Rhymes with successful


SUCCESSFUL Defined for Kids

successful

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adjective suc·cess·ful \sək-ˈses-fəl\

Definition of successful for Students

  1. 1 :  resulting or ending well or in success <My attempt to swim across the harbor was successful.>

  2. 2 :  gaining or having gained success <a successful business>

successfully \-fə-lē\ adverb




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