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One of the many positive effects of this law, is to allow people to regain their good name and gainful employment.

To qualify for disability benefits from the SSA, an individual must show they have an impairment that prevents them from “substantial, gainful activity” that is expected to last at least 12 months or result in their death.

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He went to business school at the University of Chicago, spent 19 years working in finance and then gave up gainful employment to work for Humanitarian China, which he co-founded in 2007 to provide aid to families of political prisoners in China.

College gives way to the greater demands of grad school, gainful employment, and career planning.

Gainful corporations have no such power unless it has been granted by their charter or by statute.

The proportion of the population engaged in gainful occupation at the present time is significant.

For hospitals are not engaged in a gainful pursuit, regardless of all humanitarian considerations.

These convicts were transported by private shippers, and then sold into the colony; and thus it became a gainful enterprise.

Roughly speaking, Great Britain has twenty million persons in gainful pursuits.


On this page you'll find 41 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to gainful, such as: advantageous, beneficial, fat, fruitful, generous, and going.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.