gainful gainful  /ˈɡeɪn fəl/


  • (adj) yielding a fair profit



  1. To many of the students, she said, high school and college are archaic prerequisites for gainful employment.
  2. A 40-year-old alcoholic who keeps embarrassing herself out of gainful employment, the lead character of Erick Zonca's Julia would seem a figure worth only pity or derision.
  3. Require states to demonstrate proven outcomes for students with disabilities that lead to gainful employment when they graduate.


  1. Dublin workers the fourth best paid in the world

    While jobs are not exactly bountiful in Dublin at the moment, those who are in gainful employment in the Irish capital are the fourth best paid in the world, according to a Price and Earnings report published by UBS.
    on June 28, 2013     Source: Irish Central

  2. General Larry Ellis (Ret., U.S. Army) Launches VetConnexx

    Service-Disabled, Veteran-Owned Contact Center Firm to Help Veterans Find Gainful Employment (PRWeb June 25, 2013) Read the full story at
    on June 25, 2013     Source: PRWeb


  1. "Greater foreign investment will clearly help us in creating more gainful employment for our youths and we will do all we can to promote it," he said in a presidential statement.
    on Jun 28, 2010 By: Goodluck Jonathan Source: AFP

  2. "I sort of feel like it took forever to get gainful employment in the voice-over universe. It is a very beautiful, but small-knit group of folks," Astin says, moments before recording work for future Oso animated missions. "It is not a matter...
    on Apr 3, 2009 By: Sean Astin Source: Chicago Tribune

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