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helpful

[help-fuh l] /ˈhɛlp fəl/
adjective
1.
giving or rendering aid or assistance; of service:
Your comments were very helpful.
Origin
1300-1350
1300-50; Middle English; see help, -ful
Related forms
helpfully, adverb
helpfulness, noun
overhelpful, adjective
overhelpfully, adverb
overhelpfulness, noun
quasi-helpful, adjective
quasi-helpfully, adverb
unhelpful, adjective
unhelpfully, adverb
Synonyms
useful, convenient; beneficial, advantageous.
Antonyms
useless, inconvenient.
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British Dictionary definitions for help-fulness

helpful

/ˈhɛlpfʊl/
adjective
1.
serving a useful function; giving help
Derived Forms
helpfully, adverb
helpfulness, noun
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Word Origin and History for help-fulness

helpful

adj.

late 14c., from help (n.) + -ful. Related: Helpfully; helpfulness.

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