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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

help•fulˈhɛlp fəl(adj.)

  1. giving or rendering aid or assistance; of service.

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. helpfulness(noun)

    the property of providing useful assistance

  2. kindliness, helpfulness(noun)

    friendliness evidence by a kindly and helpful disposition


  1. helpfulness(Noun)

    The act of being helpful.


  1. Helpfulness

    In social psychology, the everyday concept of helpfulness is really technically defined as the property of providing useful assistance, and friendliness evidenced by a kindly and helpful disposition [syn: kindliness]. For many years, social psychologists have been searching for answers to these questions: ⁕Why, and when, will people help? ⁕Who will help? ⁕What can be done to lessen indifference and increase helping?

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