availful

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From avail +‎ -ful.

Adjective[edit]

availful (comparative more availful, superlative most availful)

  1. (obsolete) Profitable, useful; of much avail.
    • 1603, John Florio, translating Michel de Montaigne, Essays, II.10:
      These Logicall and Aristotelian ordinances are not availfull [transl. à propos] for me, who onely endevour to become more wise and sufficient, and not more wittie or eloquent.