W3S2 [ˈhelpfəl] adj
1.) providing useful help in making a situation better or easier
Thank you for your advice; it's been very helpful.
it is helpful (for sb) to do sth
It is helpful to discuss your problems with your friends.
It is helpful for family members to gain a basic understanding of the illness.
It is helpful if we address a few key questions here.
helpful in doing sth
We hope this leaflet has been helpful in answering your questions.
helpful advice/hints/suggestions etc
Our sales staff are there to give you helpful advice.
2.) always willing to help people
She's a helpful child.
I'm only trying to be helpful.
>helpfully adv
>helpfulness n [U]

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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