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successful

suc·cess·ful

successful

 
pronunciation:
sk ses fl
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: having brought about the result that was desired.
a successful fishing tripa successful business merger
antonyms:
abortive, fruitless, futile, unsuccessful, vain
similar words:
banner, effective, effectual, efficacious, fruitful
definition 2: of a person, having attained that which is desired or intended.
a successful actress
synonyms:
triumphant, victorious
antonyms:
unsuccessful
similar words:
banner
definition 3: developing or operating well and with vigor.
a successful business
synonyms:
flourishing, thriving
similar words:
blooming, prosperous
definition 4: having obtained wealth or position.
She only invites the most successful people to her parties.
synonyms:
affluent, prosperous, rich, wealthy, well-heeled, well-to-do
antonyms:
unsuccessful
similar words:
opulent, 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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