helpful

If you are inclined to assist others in any situation, you are a helpful person. Your actions can also be called helpful, like your helpful habit of doing the dishes every night.

If you want to be helpful, you find ways to make things easier for others, like holding the door for them. Things can also be helpful — maps, cell phones, dictionaries, and holders for wet umbrellas. Taking good notes and setting your alarm to go off early are helpful tips for days when you have big tests. A discussion is helpful if it teaches you something new or gives you ideas for doing something better.

Definitions of helpful
  1. adjective
    providing assistance or serving a useful function
    Synonyms:
    accommodating, accommodative
    helpful in bringing about a harmonious adaptation
    cooperative
    done with or working with others for a common purpose or benefit
    encouraging
    giving courage or confidence or hope
    accommodating
    obliging; willing to do favors
    adjuvant
    enhancing the action of a medical treatment
    assistive
    giving assistance
    face-saving
    maintaining dignity or prestige
    facilitative
    freeing from difficulty or impediment
    facilitatory
    inducing or aiding in facilitating neural activity
    implemental, instrumental, subservient
    serving or acting as a means or aid
    laborsaving, laboursaving
    designed to replace or conserve human and especially manual labor
    ministrant
    giving practical help to
    reformative, reformatory
    tending to reform
    right-hand
    most helpful and reliable
    stabilising, stabilizing
    causing to become stable
    steadying
    causing to become steady
    useful, utile
    being of use or service
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    Antonyms:
    unhelpful
    providing no assistance
    uncooperative
    unwilling to cooperate
    discouraging
    depriving of confidence or hope or enthusiasm and hence often deterring action
    unaccommodating
    offering no assistance
    unconstructive
    not constructive
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