Synonyms
Antonyms
Etymology

1. helpful

adjective. ['ˈhɛlpfəl'] providing assistance or serving a useful function.

Synonyms

  • implemental
  • subservient
  • cooperative
  • reformative
  • reformatory
  • stabilizing
  • face-saving
  • utile
  • facilitative
  • facilitatory
  • stabilising
  • accommodative
  • ministrant
  • instrumental
  • laborsaving
  • accommodating
  • assistive
  • encouraging
  • right-hand
  • useful
  • adjuvant
  • laboursaving

Antonyms

  • unhelpful
  • useless
  • uncooperative
  • unaccommodating

Etymology

  • -ful (English)
  • help (English)
  • helpan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

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Words that Rhyme with Helpful

  • apfel
  • apocryphal
  • awful
  • awful
  • baffle
  • baleful
  • bashful
  • beautiful
  • biffle
  • blissful
  • boastful
  • bountiful
  • bountiful
  • careful
  • cheerful
  • coffel
  • colorful
  • cranfill
  • deceitful
  • deceitful

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A common misspelling of helpful is helpfull

Example sentences of the word helpful


1. Adjective
It might be helpful to read your work out loud to hear how it sounds.

Quotes containing the word helpful


1. The helpful thought for which you lookIs written somewhere in a book.
- Edward Gorey

2. If I could offer but one helpful hint to young Hoosiers hoping to better their odds for success in life, I would simply note the importance of thoughtful reading.
- Richard Lugar

3. Always be wary of any helpful item that weighs less than its operating manual.
- Terry Pratchett, Jingo

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