promoting or enhancing well-being
"an arms limitation agreement beneficial to all countries"; "the beneficial effects of a temperate climate"; "the experience was good for her"
Helpful or good to something or someone.
Recycling and reusing garbage can have beneficial effects on the environment.
Origin: From beneficialis, from beneficium.
conferring benefits; useful; profitable; helpful; advantageous; serviceable; contributing to a valuable end; -- followed by to
receiving, or entitled to have or receive, advantage, use, or benefit; as, the beneficial owner of an estate
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
ben-e-fish′al, adj. useful; advantageous: (law) enjoying the usufruct of property.—adj. Benef′ic, of good influence astrologically: beneficent, kindly.—adv. Benefic′ially.—ns. Benefic′ialness; Benefic′iary, a legal term to denote a person who enjoys, or has the prospect of enjoying, any interest or estate held in trust by others. [L. beneficium.]
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'beneficial' in Adjectives Frequency: #804
The numerical value of beneficial in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of beneficial in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
Examples of beneficial in a Sentence
Societally, this just can't be beneficial.
It would have an immediate beneficial impact.
These are persuasive that these bans are beneficial.
The outcome should be mutually beneficial and win-win.
There are real issues with establishing the beneficial owners.
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- благотворен, полезенBulgarian
- beneficiósCatalan, Valencian
- vorteilhaft, nützlichGerman
- مفید, سودمندPersian
- suotuisa, hyödyllinenFinnish
- bénéfique, bienfaisanteFrench
- beneficioso, benéficoGalician
- полезный, благотворныйRussian
- gynnsam, fördelaktigSwedish
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