profitable

adjective
prof·​it·​able | \ ˈprä-fə-tə-bəl How to pronounce profitable (audio) , ˈpräf-tə-bəl \

Definition of profitable

: affording profits : yielding advantageous returns or results

Other Words from profitable

profitability \ ˌprä-​fə-​tə-​ˈbi-​lə-​tē How to pronounce profitable (audio) \ noun
profitableness \ ˈprä-​fə-​tə-​bəl-​nəs How to pronounce profitable (audio) \ noun
profitably \ ˈprä-​fə-​tə-​blē How to pronounce profitable (audio) \ adverb

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Examples of profitable in a Sentence

The movie was very profitable. selling real estate on the side turned out to be a profitable venture for the stay-at-home mom
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First Known Use of profitable

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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11 Aug 2022

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“Profitable.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/profitable. Accessed 17 Aug. 2022.

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More Definitions for profitable

profitable

adjective
prof·​it·​able | \ ˈprä-fə-tə-bəl How to pronounce profitable (audio) \

Kids Definition of profitable

: producing a benefit or monetary gain a profitable business

Other Words from profitable

profitably \ -​blē \ adverb

profitable

adjective
prof·​it·​able | \ ˈprä-fə-tə-bəl How to pronounce profitable (audio) \

Legal Definition of profitable

: affording profits : yielding advantageous returns or results

Other Words from profitable

profitability \ ˌprä-​fə-​tə-​ˈbi-​lə-​tē How to pronounce profitable (audio) \ noun
profitableness noun
profitably adverb

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