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lucrative

[ loo-kruh-tiv ]SEE DEFINITION OF lucrative

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR LUCRATIVE

It was said that since the 31st of August he had been carrying on a most lucrative business with the Prussians.

But his practice as a portrait-painter was not lucrative, nor his popularity lasting.

I 'll not say it will be anything very splendid or lucrative, but something he shall have.

Foreign trade was lucrative in just the proportion that it was hazardous.

The most lucrative undertaking in the Colony is that of a shrine.

Girls like boys must be educated to some lucrative employment.

What was once a desperate venture is now a lucrative business.

I promised her likewise to obtain for her some lucrative situation.

Her songs were full of beauty and helpfulness, but poetry is not lucrative.

The borough-mongers lost only one half of their lucrative patronage.

WORD ORIGIN

early 15c., from Old French lucratif "profitable" and directly from Latin lucrativus "gainful, profitable," from lucratus, past participle of lucrari "to gain," from lucrum "gain, profit" (see lucre). Related: Lucratively; lucrativeness.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR LUCRATIVE

more successful

adjectivefavorable, profitable

remunerative

adjectivepaying
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