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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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Adjective

  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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resulting in success

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

affluent, ascendant, assured of success, bang, booming, celebrated, comfortable, comfortably situated, coming, conquering, crowned with success, defeating, dominant, easy, eminent, extraordinary, famed, famous, first, flourishing, flush, flushed with success, fortunate, fruitful, hit, in ascendancy, in clover, in good case, in luxury, in the ascendant, in the money, leading, loaded, lucky, lucrative, made, moneymaking, notable, noteworthy, on Easy Street, on the up-and-up, on top, on velvet, out in front, outstanding, overcoming, popular, prevailing, profitable, prominent, prospering, prosperous, remunerative, renowned, rich, smash, smashing, succeeding, surefire, thriving, top, triumphal, triumphant, vanquishing, victorious, wealthy, well-fixed, well-heeled, well-known, well-to-do, winning, wow
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