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from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The quality of being profitable; gainfulness; usefulness; advantageousness: as, the profitableness of trade.

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  • noun The quality of being profitable; gainfulness; usefulness; advantageousness.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the quality of affording gain or benefit or profit
  • noun the quality of being encouraging or promising of a successful outcome


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From profitable +‎ -ness.


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  • The reason of this 'profitableness' is the fact that the labor requires so little mental effort.

    A Journey in the Seaboard Slave States; With Remarks on Their Economy 1856

  • Presently, Ischomachus proceeded: Now it is of prime importance,428 in reference to the profitableness or unprofitableness of agriculture, even on a large estate where there are numerous429 workfolk,430 whether a man takes any pains at all to see that his labourers are devoted to the work on hand during the appointed time,431 or whether he neglects that duty.

    Oeconomicus 2007

  • Organizations can use data mining in such a way as to improve profitableness and effectiveness of their interactions with their customers, improve the management of risk, and detect fraud.

    Data Mining Techniques and Applications Emii 2007

  • The subjects of which the Master seldom spoke were-profitableness, and also the appointments of Heaven, and perfect virtue.

    The Analects Confucius 2004

  • Agesilaus resolutely answered, on the behalf of Phoebidas, that the profitableness of the act was chiefly to be considered; if it were for the advantage of the commonwealth, it was no matter whether it were done with or without authority.

    The Lives of the Noble Grecians and Romans Plutarch 2003

  • We do not flourish in fruitfulness, in savouriness, and profitableness, answerable to what the dispensations of God have been towards us; for the dew of God hath been upon us from time to time.

    The Sermons of John Owen 1616-1683 1968

  • The opportunities for lucrative trading and the profitableness of overproduction which they made possible became almost immeasurable.

    Preaching and Paganism Albert Parker Fitch

  • The gardener was urging upon the Association the usefulness and profitableness of the growth and sale of garden and greenhouse plants and flowers; the great benefit they would be in adding attractiveness to the place, and also the importance of starting plants so that they might be growing into sizable shrubs, to return an early profit for their outlay.

    Brook Farm John Thomas Codman

  • We ought in Scriptures rather to seek profitableness than subtle language.

    Journeys Through Bookland, Vol. 6 Charles Herbert Sylvester

  • Formerly slavery was looked upon as peculiarly pernicious to the diffusion of wealth and the progress of national greatness; now the South is intoxicated with ideas of the profitableness of slave labor, and the power of King Cotton in controlling the exchanges of the world.

    The Continental Monthly, Vol. 2, No. 1, July, 1862 Various


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