Successful definition

sək-sĕsfəl
Having achieved success; specif., having gained wealth, fame, etc.
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Having obtained something desired or intended.

Was successful in stopping the leak of oil.

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Having a favorable outcome.

A successful heart transplant.

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Having achieved wealth or eminence.

A successful architect.

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Coming about, taking place, or turning out to be as was hoped for.

A successful mission.

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The definition of successful is accomplishing what you set out to do, or achieving a certain desired status.

An example of successful is when you finally finish a puzzle correctly.

An example of successful is when you have a great job, a happy marriage and a lot of money.

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Resulting in success; assuring, or promotive of, success; accomplishing what was proposed; having the desired effect; prosperous; fortunate; happy.

A successful use of medicine; a successful experiment; a successful enterprise.

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Origin of successful

  • From success +"Ž -ful.

    From Wiktionary