AskDefine | Define successful

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successful adj : having succeeded or being marked by a favorable outcome; "a successful architect"; "a successful business venture" [ant: unsuccessful]

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  1. 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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Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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