Helpful synonym. 12 Synonyms for Helpful: Accommodating, Considerate, Thoughtful,…


synonyms for helpful

Help is something you ask for when you need to be saved or need and want something to be made a little bit easier for you.

I asked for help moving new furniture into my flat on the fourth floor of my building to make my effort a little easier. I requested my doctor’s help when trying a new medication because the wrong mix could have been detrimental, so that is life-saving help.

We request help and we thank others for help everyday. So, allow me to help you in finding some variety for the word β€œhelpful”, when either you are being helpful, or someone is being helpful toward you.

Helpful: someone or something giving help or is willing to help

Synonyms for Helpful:

1. Accommodating:

someone or something able to fulfill a wish or demand in a helpful way

  • My hotel was very accommodating when I told the front desk there was no hot water in our room. They immediately moved us to a suite.
  • As a nurse, I try to be accommodating toward my patients, to make sure they are as comfortable as possible, even when they are ill.

2. Considerate:

someone who spends time thinking about others in a kind way, and is careful not to harm or inconvenience others in any way.

  • I try to be as considerate as possible toward my roommates, cleaning up after myself and not making too much noise early in the day or late at night.
  • I don’t think people in big cities are very considerate of others because they are accustomed to seeing many people all of the time.

3. Supportive:

someone or something able to provide emotional help or encouragement

  • As a teacher, I am supportive toward my students, helping them with after-school tutoring, or afternoon calls and Skype sessions if they need help with homework.
  • I thanked my sister for being supportive during my final year of university, when I was most stressed and overwhelmed.

4. Thoughtful:

someone who thinks about others and is considerate of others, in a helpful way

  • It was very thoughtful of the man to help me carry my bag of food from the market to my car.
  • My roommates are very thoughtful because they prepare a meal, waiting for me, each night I get home from work.

5. Cooperative:

someone who works well with others in a team, and is willing to be helpful

  • I work to be a cooperative teammate with my co-workers, especially since we communicate with each other from different parts of the world.
  • My classmates and I have struggled to be cooperative with projects, but now we each carry our responsibilities independently and smoothly.

6. Obliging:

someone or something that is willing to help others or do a type of work

  • I have very obliging supervisors at work; they always make sure we are comfortable and happy in our workplace.
  • The nurses I had when I spent time in the hospital were very kind and obliging during the difficult time I was having with my health.

7. Hospitable:

someone or something that is very welcoming and generous with visitors or guests, in a helpful way

  • When I first moved to Lisbon alone, I had no friends, and the Portuguese people I met were so kind and hospitable.
  • I try to return the favor to friends, by being hospitable and open with my home, making sure friends feel welcome and comfortable.

8. Charitable:

someone who gives to those in need of help

  • MΓ©decins Sans Frontieres is a charitable organization that sends voluntary doctors and medical personnel to areas in extreme need.
  • My father raised me to be charitable toward all people, regardless of race, religion, and identity.

9. Generous:

someone who is very giving toward others with their time, energy, space, or money, in a helpful way

  • I found that northern Spain is much more generous in their portions of food, with bigger servings, than southern Spain.
  • I continually work on my personality, to be generous with my patience and forgiveness toward others.

10. Useful:

someone or something that can be used in a helpful way

  • My iPhone is the most useful tool I own, helping me to keep my social, personal, and work life organized.
  • Teachers have one of the most useful careers, as we need education to progress as a society and humanity.

11. Productive:

someone or something who puts time and energy into a project or something useful, and can be productive in helping others

  • Technology today is very productive, helping us to maximize our time and eliminate unnecessary energy.
  • My colleague is very productive with her time, and she often keeps the rest of us organized and on schedule.

12. Neighborly:

someone who cares for their neighbors, or those close to them, in a helpful way

  • The family that lives in the floor above us is very neighborly, and when I travel, they are happy to keep an eye on my apartment to make sure it is safe.
  • Even though Portland, Oregon is a very large city, the people are very neighborly, taking care of each other, and making sure their city is well kept.

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