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successful

suc·cess·ful

successful

 
pronunciation:
sk ses fl
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: ending or doing well.
The successful coffee shop was open eighteen hours a day.
antonyms:
vain
similar words:
banner, effective
definition 2: having reached a wanted goal.
The firemen were successful in putting out the fire.
synonyms:
victorious
similar words:
banner
definition 3: having gained a lot of money or a high social position.
The successful doctor drove an expensive car.
synonyms:
affluent, prosperous, rich, wealthy
similar words:
well-off
derivations: successfully (adv.), successfulness (n.)
Word Builder: successful +
  • successfully:
    in a way that brings success; in a successful way.
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