Definition of usefully in English:


Pronunciation /ˈjuːsfʊli//ˈjuːsf(ə)li/


  • In a way that is beneficial or profitable.

    ‘one of the team might be usefully employed as a photographer’
    ‘the editorial usefully summarizes the main options for reform’
    • ‘Two realities with no ties cannot be usefully drawn together.’
    • ‘What we require of our modern spirituality is intimate content—the wisdom of usefully idiosyncratic thought.’
    • ‘Such difficulties could usefully have been addressed in a translator's preface.’
    • ‘One can surmise at which audience the guide is most usefully aimed.’
    • ‘She usefully distinguishes in situ approaches from the more frequent mode of museum exhibition.’