gainsome

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From gain (profit, advantage, foredeal, benefit) +‎ -some.

Adjective[edit]

gainsome (comparative more gainsome, superlative most gainsome)

  1. Bringing gain; gainful.

Etymology 2[edit]

From gain (straight, direct, immediate, short) +‎ -some.

Adjective[edit]

gainsome (comparative more gainsome, superlative most gainsome)

  1. Well-formed; handsome; gainly.