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Synonyms for useful
ˈyus fəl

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. useful, utile(adj)

    being of use or service

    "the girl felt motherly and useful"; "a useful job"; "a useful member of society"

    Synonyms:
    utilitarian, utile

    Antonyms:
    nonfunctional, inutile, futile, ineffectual, otiose, unuseable, unusable, unserviceable, useless, unavailing

  2. utilitarian, useful(adj)

    having a useful function

    "utilitarian steel tables"

    Synonyms:
    utilitarian, utile

    Antonyms:
    otiose, inutile, ineffectual, unavailing, nonfunctional, unuseable, useless, futile, unusable, unserviceable

Wiktionary

  1. useful(adjective)

    Synonyms:
    serviceable, utilitarian, noteful

    Antonyms:
    unuseful, harmful, useless

  2. useful(adjective)

    Having a practical or beneficial use.

    This tool is very useful. It makes doing this task a lot easier.

    Synonyms:
    noteful, serviceable, utilitarian

    Antonyms:
    harmful, useless, unuseful

Editors Contribution

  1. workful

    being of use or service; serving some purpose; advantageous, helpful, or of good effect.

    you saw nothing in london but what was severely workful.

    Submitted by rinat on August 26, 2019  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. useful(a.)

    Synonyms:
    advantageous, profitable, beneficial, serviceable, helpful, available, good, salutary, convenient

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. useful(a)

    Synonyms:
    serviceable, advantageous, available

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How to use useful in a sentence?

  1. Heiko Ostendorf:

    It's inhumane to categorize people who need help as either useful or useless.

  2. Liu Xiaodong:

    Many medicines are useful, but abusing them would turn them into (illicit) drugs.

  3. Michael Coutts Trotter:

    I feel a genuine debt of gratitude, so like it or not, you have to accept a deeper sense of responsibility to try to make something useful of your life to repay the trust people have invested in you.

  4. Michael McKinley:

    The timing of my resignation was the result of two overriding concerns : the failure in my view, of the State Department to offer support to Foreign Service employees caught up in the impeachment inquiry ; and, second, by what appears to be the utilization of our ambassadors overseas to advance domestic political objectives, to see the emerging information on the engagement of our missions to procure negative political information for domestic purposes, combined with the failure I saw in the building to provide support for our professional cadre in a particularly trying time, I think the combination was a pretty good reason to decide enough, that I had no longer a useful role to play.

  5. Xingshuo Huang:

    Creating more of this rare but super useful diamond is the long-term aim of this work, being able to make two types of diamonds at room temperature was exciting to achieve for the first time in our lab.


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