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fruitful

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of fruitful

  1. 1 producing abundantly a very fruitful tree that gives us plenty of apples every year Synonyms of fruitful cornucopian, fat, fecund, fructuous, fertile, lush, luxuriant, productive, prolific, richWords Related to fruitful bearing, generative, producing, yielding; abounding, abundant, bountiful; copious, generous, liberal, plenteous, plentiful, plentitudinous; blooming, bursting, flourishing, swarming, teeming, thriving; creative, inventive, originalNear Antonyms of fruitful meager (or meagre), scant, scanty, skimp, skimpy, spare, sparseAntonyms of fruitful barren, dead, infertile, sterile, unfertile, unfruitful, unproductive

  2. 2 producing or capable of producing a desired result I hope your efforts to find that missing package are fruitful Synonyms of fruitful effectual, efficacious, efficient, effective, operative, potent, productiveWords Related to fruitful hyperefficient, ultraefficient; adequate, capable, competent; accomplished, adept, consummate, experienced, expert, masterly, practiced (also practised), proficient, skilled, skillful, versed, veteran, virtuoso; cogent, convincing, killer, sound, striking, telling, valid; active, dynamic; useful, working; applicable, feasible, functional, practicable, practical, realizable, usable (also useable), workableNear Antonyms of fruitful counterproductive; incapable, incompetent, inexperienced, inexpert, unqualified, unseasoned, unskilled, unskillful; abortive, bootless, futile, vain; empty, hollow, idle, pointless, unavailing, unprofitable, unsuccessful; inoperative, worthlessAntonyms of fruitful fruitless, ineffective, ineffectual, inefficient, inoperative, unfruitful, unproductive, useless

Synonym Discussion of fruitful

fertile, fecund, fruitful, prolific mean producing or capable of producing offspring or fruit. fertile implies the power to reproduce in kind or to assist in reproduction and growth
    • fertile soil
; applied figuratively, it suggests readiness of invention and development.
    • a fertile imagination
fecund emphasizes abundance or rapidity in bearing fruit or offspring.
    • a fecund herd
fruitful adds to fertile and fecund the implication of desirable or useful results.
    • fruitful research
prolific stresses rapidity of spreading or multiplying by or as if by natural reproduction.
    • a prolific writer

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