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ben·e·fi·cial

beneficial

 
 
pronunciation:
be n fI shl
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part of speech: adjective
definition: having a good or favorable effect; helpful.
Eating fruits and vegetables is beneficial to your health.The chicken soup was beneficial to my cough.
 
synonyms:
advantageous, favorable, profitable
antonyms:
adverse, bad, damaging, deadly, detrimental, harmful, ill, useless
similar words:
helpful, positive, productive, valuable
derivations: beneficially (adv.), beneficialness (n.)
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The word beneficial contains the following parts:
ben, bene, bon Latin root that means good, well
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synonyms:
eu
antonyms:
mal, male
 
fac, fic, fec, fact, fect Latin root that means make, do
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This root is also the origin of the suffixes "-fy, -ify, -efy" and "-ification, -efaction".