Definition of gainfulness in US English:

gainfulness

noun

  • See gainful

    • ‘But several times and in several ways, Hamilton wrote that greed, the extreme face of the gainfulness at the heart of Hamiltonian capitalism, could destroy capitalism by moving individual entrepreneurs to extreme measures against the good of the many.’
    • ‘The business should be characterized by stability, independence and gainfulness.’
    • ‘That brave one and the slayer of braving enemies Lakshmana thus schooled expediently by his elder brother about the means of gainfulness, that best one among men proceeded to enter the city of Kishkindha.’
    • ‘The performance necessitated and negotiated with it's audience, which vacillated between timidness and gainfulness, made uncomfortable and occasionally unsure, at other times overwhelmed with delight and misjudged expectations.’