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

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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
Recent Examples on the Web Therefore, 2021 will be another highly profitable year with steady growth. Moneyshow, Forbes, 8 June 2021 Crocs overhauled its business to focus on its classic clog, which now makes up nearly three-quarters of sales, and doubled down on its highly profitable Jibbitz charms, which come in hundreds of styles and pop into the clog’s ventilation holes. Washington Post, 3 June 2021 But even in-network payments can be highly profitable. Jay Hancock And Hannah Norman, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 26 May 2021 In his case, the issue is over ESG disclosures which BlackRock needs for its new, highly profitable ESG products. WSJ, 13 May 2021 Also, because of the length of regulatory delays and drug trials, the actual period of patent protection for the few highly profitable pharmaceutical products is often relatively short. Andrew Stuttaford, National Review, 8 May 2021 But even in-network payments can be highly profitable. Jay Hancock, Fortune, 7 May 2021 Critics contend the bill is another bailout for a highly profitable company, and marvel at the sheer gall of the attempt given the freshness of a bribery scandal that’s still unfolding. Stacy St. Clair, chicagotribune.com, 16 Apr. 2021 Especially if their images include highly profitable intellectual property controlled by DC Comics, Marvel or other studios. Los Angeles Times, 14 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of profitable

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of profitable was in the 14th century

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12 Jun 2021

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“Profitable.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/profitable. Accessed 17 Jun. 2021.

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More Definitions for profitable

profitable

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of profitable

: making money
: producing good or helpful results or effects

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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