Synonyms for beneficial

Grammar : Adj
Spell : ben-uh-fish-uhl
Phonetic Transcription : ˌbɛn əˈfɪʃ əl

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Définition of beneficial

Origin :
  • mid-15c., "helpful, advantageous," from Middle French bénéficial and directly from Latin beneficialis "pertaining to a favor," from beneficium (see benefice). Related: Beneficially.
  • adj advantageous
Example sentences :
  • But one of them, the distraction of seeing the world, is innocent and beneficial.
  • Extract from : « A Treatise on Parents and Children » by George Bernard Shaw
  • It was very certain that the exercise he was giving his brain must be beneficial.
  • Extract from : « Her Father's Daughter » by Gene Stratton-Porter
  • Its effects were, however, beneficial to the villagers who survived.
  • Extract from : « English Villages » by P. H. Ditchfield
  • He did not see the beauty, the nobleness of it, nor yet its beneficial power.
  • Extract from : « My Double Life » by Sarah Bernhardt
  • Medicine may have a bad taste, and yet have beneficial results.
  • Extract from : « One Day's Courtship » by Robert Barr
  • We must all go where we think we can be of the most benefit to the Cause, and do that which will be most beneficial.
  • Extract from : « The Dare Boys of 1776 » by Stephen Angus Cox
  • But domestic work and moderate exercise of the body are beneficial.
  • Extract from : « The Sexual Question » by August Forel
  • The effort is not only laudable, but will, I have no doubt, be productive of the most beneficial results.
  • Extract from : « Address delivered by Hon. Henry H. Crapo, Governor of Michigan, before the Central Michigan Agricultural Society, at their Sheep-shearing Exhibition held at the Agricultural College Farm, on Thursday, May 24th, 1866 » by Henry Howland Crapo
  • The good are the beneficial, and the bad are the hurtful, and we should choose the one and avoid the other.
  • Extract from : « Gorgias » by Plato
  • You would say that a thing which is beneficial to one is sometimes hurtful to another?
  • Extract from : « The Memorabilia » by Xenophon

Antonyms for beneficial

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