profitableness

[ prof-i-tuh-buhl ]SEE DEFINITION OF profitableness

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR PROFITABLENESS

Now he resumes the question of the profitableness of religion.

Nothing more was required to prove the profitableness of glass-making.

Slavery and profitableness of crops had prevented diversity of pursuits.

From the standpoint of profitableness the artificial lighting was not justified.

Marriage is encouraged in China, not by the profitableness of children, but by the liberty of destroying them.

It is the peculiar virtue of the latter, while full of wisdom and profitableness, to be in no way professedly didactic.

This new order of things began April 1, 1845, the object being to test the profitableness of the enterprise.

So much for the profitableness of debate between confirmed partisans.

The matter of mass negro slavery with its profitableness in the tobacco economy was, as yet, decades away.

In the present day, the profitableness of good conduct is still inculcated, but in a sounder spirit.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1300, "yielding benefit, useful," from profit (v.) + -able or from Old French profitable, porfitable. Specific sense of "money-making" is attested from 1758. Related: Profitably.

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