Adjective "gainful" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


Serving to increase wealth or resources.
  1. 'Combining design and technology, web space is a blend of technical intellect and creativity - gainful employment for both sides of the brain.'
  2. 'But I am beginning to think that it's time for me to use some of the skills and knowledge I learned all those years ago, in some form of gainful employment.'
  3. 'Both former government soldiers and rebels warn that they might be forced back into a life of violence unless they are given gainful employment soon.'
  4. 'Another factor to consider under substantially gainful occupation is profitable but not productive.'
  5. 'While sedentary work represents a significantly restricted range of work, this range in itself is not so prohibitively restricted as to negate work capability for substantial gainful activity.'
  6. 'The centre also provides a work experience programme, which enables members of the travelling community to source gainful employment.'
  7. 'He's found some gainful employment in Flin Flon, Manitoba.'
  8. 'In contrast, this training has given them gainful employment and, above all, recognition and self-confidence.'
  9. 'The unions usually object to prisoners being given gainful employment, whether sewing mailbags or breaking up rocks, on the grounds that it undercuts free labour.'
  10. 'What is needed is gainful employment on a sustained basis.'


1. profitable; lucrative: gainful employment.

More examples(as adjective)

"employments can be gainful."

"occupations can be gainful."

"sessions can be gainful."

"volatilities can be gainful."

"exercises can be gainful."

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