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prof·it·a·ble

 (prŏf′ĭ-tə-bəl)
adj.
Yielding profit; advantageous: an investment that was barely profitable.

prof′it·a·bil′i·ty, prof′it·a·ble·ness n.
prof′it·a·bly adv.

profitable

(ˈprɒfɪtəbəl)
adj
affording gain, benefit, or profit
ˈprofitably adv
ˈprofitableness, ˌprofitaˈbility n

prof•it•a•ble

(ˈprɒf ɪ tə bəl)

adj.
1. yielding profit.
2. beneficial or useful.
prof`it•a•bil′i•ty, prof′it•a•ble•ness, n.
prof′it•a•bly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.profitable - yielding material gain or profit; "profitable speculation on the stock market"
advantageous - giving an advantage; "a contract advantageous to our country"; "socially advantageous to entertain often"
productive - producing or capable of producing (especially abundantly); "productive farmland"; "his productive years"; "a productive collaboration"
useful, utile - being of use or service; "the girl felt motherly and useful"; "a useful job"; "a useful member of society"
unprofitable - producing little or no profit or gain; "deposits abandoned by mining companies as unprofitable"

profitable

profitable

adjective
Translations
مَرْبَحمُرْبِح
výnosnýziskovýužitečný
indbringende
kasumlik
tuottoisakannattavatuottava
profitabilan
ábatasamur; gagnlegur
収益の多い
이로운
dobičkonosen
lönsam
ที่ได้ผลกำไร
kazançlıkârlı
có lợi nhuận

profitable

[ˈprɒfɪtəbl] ADJ (Comm) → lucrativo; (= economic to run) → rentable (fig) (= beneficial) → provechoso
a profitable investmentuna inversión lucrativa
the line is no longer profitablela línea ya no es rentable
a most profitable tripun viaje sumamente provechoso
you would find it profitable to read thiste beneficiarías de leer esto, te sería útil leer esto

profitable

[ˈprɒfɪtəbəl] adj
[business, investment, activity, company] → rentable
a highly profitable enterprise → une entreprise hautement rentable
[year, future] → rentable
(= beneficial) → profitable
[meeting, discussion] → fructueux/euse

profitable

adj (Comm) → gewinn- or profitbringend, Gewinn or Profit bringend, rentabel, profitabel; (fig: = beneficial) → nützlich, vorteilhaft; could you not find a more profitable way of spending your time?kannst du nichts Besseres mit deiner Zeit anfangen?

profitable

[ˈprɒfɪtəbl] adj (Comm) → remunerativo/a, redditizio/a (fig) (beneficial, scheme) → vantaggioso/a; (meeting, visit) → fruttuoso/a

profit

(ˈprofit) noun
1. money which is gained in business etc, eg from selling something for more than one paid for it. I made a profit of $8,000 on my house; He sold it at a huge profit.
2. advantage; benefit. A great deal of profit can be had from travelling abroad.
verbpast tense, past participle ˈprofited
(with from or by) to gain profit(s) from. The business profited from its exports; He profited by his opponent's mistakes.
ˈprofitable adjective
(negative unprofitable) giving profit. The deal was quite profitable; a profitable experience.
ˈprofitably adverb

profitable

مَرْبَح výnosný indbringende gewinnbringend επικερδής rentable tuottoisa rentable profitabilan redditizio 収益の多い 이로운 winstgevend lønnsom dochodowy lucrativo прибыльный lönsam ที่ได้ผลกำไร kazançlı có lợi nhuận 有利可图的
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The whisper that my master was my father, may or may not be true; and, true or false, it is of but little con- sequence to my purpose whilst the fact remains, in all its glaring odiousness, that slaveholders have ordained, and by law established, that the children of slave women shall in all cases follow the condi- tion of their mothers; and this is done too obviously to administer to their own lusts, and make a grati- fication of their wicked desires profitable as well as pleasurable; for by this cunning arrangement, the slaveholder, in cases not a few, sustains to his slaves the double relation of master and father.
She was, in fact, beginning very much to wonder that she had ever thought him pleasing at all; and his sight was so inseparably connected with some very disagreeable feelings, that, except in a moral light, as a penance, a lesson, a source of profitable humiliation to her own mind, she would have been thankful to be assured of never seeing him again.
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Wragge will prove a second time profitable to me on that elderly relative's death.
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