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1. Having a favorable outcome: a successful heart transplant.
2. Having obtained something desired or intended: was successful in stopping the leak of oil.
3. Having achieved wealth or eminence: a successful architect.

suc·cess′ful·ly adv.
suc·cess′ful·ness n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.successfulness - the condition of prospering; having good fortune
eudaemonia, eudaimonia, upbeat, wellbeing, well-being, welfare - a contented state of being happy and healthy and prosperous; "the town was finally on the upbeat after our recent troubles"
good fortune, good luck, luckiness - an auspicious state resulting from favorable outcomes
strength - the condition of financial success; "the strength of the company's stock in recent weeks"
success - a state of prosperity or fame; "he is enjoying great success"; "he does not consider wealth synonymous with success"


The achievement of something desired, planned, or attempted:
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