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Definition of Profitable

Profitable

  1. Yielding or bringing profit or gain; gainful; lucrative; useful; helpful; advantageous; beneficial; as, a profitable trade; profitable business; a profitable study or profession.

Profitable Quotations

If we were to do the Second Coming of Christ in color for a full hour, there would be a considerable number of stations which would decline to carry it on the grounds that a Western or a quiz show would be more profitable.
Edward R. Murrow

By the time I stepped down as Xerox's CEO in 2009 - and as chairman in January 2010 - Xerox had become the vibrant, profitable and revitalized company that it still is today. What made the difference was a strong turnaround plan, dedicated people and a firm commitment from company leaders.
Anne M. Mulcahy

Society cares for the individual only so far as he is profitable.
Simone de Beauvoir

What would be the nicest thing I could say about Newt Gingrich? He may be one of the great supporters of the humanities, because you have people who don't want to study the social sciences, because it's not profitable, and now Newt, as the highest-paid historian in American history, may be an encouragement to people to study history.
Barney Frank

Profit is not the legitimate purpose of business. The legitimate purpose of business is to provide a product or service that people need and do it so well that it's profitable.
James Rouse
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Profitable Translations

profitable in German is vorteilhaft, nutzbringend, witschaftlich
profitable in Italian is lucrativo, lucroso
profitable in Latin is facundia, quaestuosus questuosus, lucrosus
profitable in Spanish is aprovechable, fructuoso, ganancioso
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