Part of speech: adjective
Origin: Latin, 17th century
Useful or profitable.
Examples of Proficuous in a sentence
"The gas station attendant’s proficuous directions helped us avoid the tolls."
"An emergency bag packed in your car trunk can be a proficuous source of aid in a crisis."
“Proficuous” is based on the Latin “proficuus,” meaning “beneficial.”
Did you Know?
Social media has been a surprising repository for proficuous information in the form of users sharing “life hacks.” These tidbits of advice used to be shared from person to person and in practical magazines such as “Good Housekeeping” and “Popular Mechanics.” It was commonplace to cut out a clipping of a good recipe or a useful home gardening tip and share it with a neighbor, but now social media has turned the practice viral. Almost everyone who spends time on Facebook or TikTok has learned a proficuous life hack or two.