Suc·cess·ful a. Resulting in success; assuring, or promotive of, success; accomplishing what was proposed; having the desired effect; hence, prosperous; fortunate; happy; as, a successful use of medicine; a successful experiment; a successful enterprise.
Welcome, nephews, from successful wars. --Shak.
Syn: -- Happy; prosperous; fortunate; auspicious; lucky. See Fortunate.
-- Suc*cess*ful*ly, adv. -- Suc*cess*ful*ness, n.
adv : in a successful manner; "she performed the surgery
successfully" [syn: with success] [ant: unsuccessfully]