1. [ adjective ] promoting or enhancing well-being
Synonyms: good

"an arms limitation agreement beneficial to all countries" "the beneficial effects of a temperate climate" "the experience was good for her"

Related terms: advantageous
2. [ adjective ] tending to promote physical well-being; beneficial to health
Synonyms: salutary good

"beneficial effects of a balanced diet" "a good night's sleep" "the salutary influence of pure air"

Related terms: healthful
Similar spelling:   beneficially