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Synonyms for helpful
ˈhɛlp fəl

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. helpful(adj)

    providing assistance or serving a useful function

    unconstructive, unaccommodating, unhelpful

Editors Contribution

  1. all purpose

    i mean an object or a place which gives lots of facilities or ways.

    ther is a branch mraket near by my house,which is an all purpose market& i am always very happy about it.

    Submitted by faryville on October 25, 2020  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. helpful(a.)

    useful, beneficial, convenient

  2. helpful(a.)

    wholesome, salutary

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. helpful(a)

    assistant, conducive, instrumental, useful, salutary

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "helpful":

    useful, beneficial, valuable, worthwhile, meaningful, instrumental, handy

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  1. Kevin McConway:

    This research provides some potentially very useful information relating to FASD, but I really don't think it tells us anything very helpful about how common these conditions are in the UK, the researchers used a screening tool that they had developed, which classified between 6 % and 17 % of the 13,500 children in their study as having symptoms of FASD, depending on which exact method they used.

  2. David Axelrod:

    He's always understood if he was out there constantly, people would want to turn this into a Trump-Obama race, it wouldn't be fair to Biden and it wouldn't be helpful to Biden.

  3. Pat Schloss:

    It's really helpful in stretching our concept of what is the human microbiome.

  4. Jessica Grayless:

    It’s been very helpful and comforting to us that what made her special, everyone else is taking up the gauntlet for her and spreading the same kind of kindness that she would have had she been able to live longer.

  5. Dennis OBrien:

    This is an absolutely violent crime. Domestic violence is one of the most horrific crimes that we can deal with on a daily basis, its important that the public reach out, that these surveillance systemsare so helpful for us in following up and countering the crimes to combat these violent crimes in nature.

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    An antonym of "spellbound"
    • A. transfixed
    • B. fascinated
    • C. disenchanted
    • D. mesmerized

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