Definition of 'successful'
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The next year a successful attempt was made by airship. A BOOK OF LANDS AND PEOPLES (2003)Would she have been less successful in business had she experienced a happier childhood? Times, Sunday Times (2013)Small wonder both have gone on to forge successful careers out of the car. Times, Sunday Times (2008)You look at any successful side long term. Times, Sunday Times (2010)To have one highly successful career would be enough for most. Times, Sunday Times (2015) One successful young guy got hooked because he was abroad a lot with work. The Sun (2009)Will the sacrifices only be worthwhile if our life and work are hugely successful? Christianity Today (2000)The successful outcome of those initiatives receives little attention here. The Times Literary Supplement (2014)Your career thus far has been extremely successful. Times, Sunday Times (2014)None of these attempts have proved successful. Times, Sunday Times (2009)One of the main reasons this was so successful was having one agency dealing with the problem. Times, Sunday Times (2010) One successful job of representation led to another. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Rumours abound about the hugely successful investment bank. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The outcome was successful for the players. Times, Sunday Times (2006)The company has been extremely successful financially but has lagged behind other international shoe brands. Times, Sunday Times (2006)It remains to be seen whether these changes are more successful than previous attempts at shuffling around of departmental boundaries. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It has become fashionable to knock lawyers, especially successful ones. Times, Sunday Times (2008)That was not the result of a successful political campaign but of a successful use of modern targeting of marginal voters in marginal seats. Times, Sunday Times (2006)I had been very successful as a lawyer. Times, Sunday Times (2008)If the campaign is successful, the ad might just appear in December. Times, Sunday Times (2014)
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Translations for 'successful'
British English: successful /səkˈsɛsfʊl/ ADJECTIVE
Someone or something that is successful achieves a desired result or performs in a satisfactory way.
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- American English: successful
- Arabic: نَاجِح
- Brazilian Portuguese: bem-sucedido
- Chinese: 成功的
- Croatian: uspješan
- Czech: úspěšný
- Danish: succesrig
- Dutch: succesvol
- European Spanish: exitoso
- Finnish: menestyvä
- French: réussi
- German: erfolgreich
- Greek: πετυχημένος
- Italian: di successo
- Japanese: 成功した
- Korean: 성공한
- Norwegian: vellykket
- Polish: pomyślny
- European Portuguese: bem-sucedido
- Romanian: cu succes
- Russian: успешный
- Spanish: exitoso
- Swedish: framgångsrik
- Thai: ประสบผลสำเร็จ
- Turkish: başarılı
- Ukrainian: успішний
- Vietnamese: thành công
Definition of successful from the Collins English Dictionary
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