Antonyms for fruitful

Grammar : Adj
Spell : froot-fuhl
Phonetic Transcription : ˈfrut fəl

Definition of fruitful

Origin :
  • c.1300, of trees, from fruit + -ful. Related: Fruitfully; fruitfulness. Of animals or persons from early 16c.; of immaterial things from 1530s.
  • adj productive
Example sentences :
  • Fruitful seasons have done much to secure it, but they have not done all.
  • Extract from : « United States Presidents' Inaugural Speeches » by Various
  • The performance furnished a fruitful harvest for the life-savers.
  • Extract from : « My Double Life » by Sarah Bernhardt
  • As Shakespeare is the amplest of poets, so were theirs the most fruitful of courts.
  • Extract from : « Albert Durer » by T. Sturge Moore
  • O why should such glorious qualifications be the fruitful source of woe!
  • Extract from : « The Letters of Robert Burns » by Robert Burns
  • No human repentance is enough to equalise deadly sin and be fruitful.
  • Extract from : « Albert Durer » by T. Sturge Moore
  • She engendered them in her own fruitful breast, and her "copy is eterne."
  • Extract from : « Life: Its True Genesis » by R. W. Wright
  • This question was, as usual, the fruitful source of jarring opinions.
  • Extract from : « Vivian Grey » by Earl of Beaconsfield, Benjamin Disraeli
  • The same nourishing milk flowed from both their fruitful bosoms.
  • Extract from : « Fruitfulness » by Emile Zola
  • It towered up there beautiful, strong, virile, and fruitful.
  • Extract from : « Abbe Mouret's Transgression » by Emile Zola
  • By this means of practice, the bushes have been constantly kept healthy, fruitful, and free from the annoyance of insects.
  • Extract from : « The Cook and Housekeeper's Complete and Universal Dictionary; Including a System of Modern Cookery, in all Its Various Branches, » by Mary Eaton

Synonyms for fruitful

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