fruitful

When something is fruitful, it's productive — but you don't have to produce fruit in order to be fruitful. You could have a fruitful trip to the mall if you come home with a slew of snappy new outfits.

There's a famous line from the Bible: "Be fruitful and multiply." That gives you a pretty good sense of the word: fruitful activity multiplies or adds to what's already there, producing more of something. A couple is fruitful if they have children: the more children, the more fruitful. An artist is fruitful if they create a lot of artwork. A business is fruitful if it creates profits and expands. Anything fruitful is productive: it grows and produces, much like a fruit tree.

Definitions of fruitful
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adj productive or conducive to producing in abundance

“be fruitful and multiply”
Synonyms:
fertile
capable of reproducing
baccate, bacciferous, berried
producing or bearing berries
blue-fruited
bearing blue fruit
bountiful, plentiful
producing in abundance
breeding
producing offspring or set aside especially for producing offspring
dark-fruited
bearing dark fruit
fat, fertile, productive, rich
marked by great fruitfulness
generative, procreative, reproductive
producing new life or offspring
high-yield
yielding a large amount of agricultural or industrial production
oval-fruited
bearing oval fruit
fertile, prolific
bearing in abundance especially offspring
red-fruited
bearing red fruit
round-fruited
bearing round fruit
small-fruited
bearing small fruit
productive
producing or capable of producing (especially abundantly)
Antonyms:
unfruitful
not fruitful; not conducive to abundant production
infertile, sterile, unfertile
incapable of reproducing
abortive, stillborn, unsuccessful
failing to accomplish an intended result
acarpous
producing no fruit
childless
without offspring
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