Definition of beneficial:

Usage examples for beneficial

  1. Though the arts are thus beneficial to the growing principles of taste, respecting a few individuals, it is well known that their establishment in every nation has had a contrary effect on the community in general....  An Enquiry Concerning the Principles of Taste, and of the Origin of our Ideas of Beauty, etc. by Frances Reynolds
  2. He exercised a great and beneficial influence upon the minds of the young Englishmen of his time.  A Brief Handbook of English Authors by Oscar Fay Adams
  3. Since it may be affected for ill as well as for good, one should cultivate those habits that are beneficial and avoid those that are harmful in their effects.  Physiology and Hygiene for Secondary Schools by Francis M. Walters, A.M.
  4. Such things as health and wealth might be beneficial or not according to circumstances; they were therefore no more good than bad.  A Little Book of Stoicism by St George Stock