from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Having the capacity to grow.
- adj. Causing growth.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Having capacity of growth.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Susceptible of growth or improvement.
Men may also use divorce to escape into a new identity, but men's propensity to divorce is associated with classic forms of bad behavior -- infidelity, alcoholism, violence -- rather than with "growthful" change.
Now, this is not to say that all pain is growthful; pure suffering doesn't automatically yield anything worthwhile.
If you are growing weary of the 'doom and gloom,' let's see what we can offer one another that might be useful, growthful, and directional.
This subpersonality whom I have named Sophia is more connected with emotion and the need to make sense of our suffering in ways that are empowering and growthful.
Whenever he walks abroad, he picks up some dainty herb for his growthful Pegasus; or, we should rather say, some new bricks for his posthumous pyramid.
The grass on the mound was well rooted and growthful.
I wish you a healthy and growthful 2009, filled with moments of productivity, depth, love, learning, laughter, and the time to assimilate and appreciate it all!