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beneficial

If it's beneficial, then it's good for you — or for something. Studying is beneficial to your grades. Exercise is beneficial to your health.

Spend any time with Italians and you will hear the word bene over and over. It comes straight from Latin, and Italians use it as often as we use "good;" it can mean "fine," "okay," "yummy," or "kind and well behaved." Bene gives us beneficial, but also benefit, beneficent, benevolent and more well-meaning words.

Definitions of beneficial
  1. adjective
    promoting or enhancing well-being
    “an arms limitation agreement beneficial to all countries”
    “the beneficial effects of a temperate climate”
    synonyms: good
    advantageous
    giving an advantage
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