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lucre

[ loo-ker ]SEE DEFINITION OF lucre

Synonyms for lucre

  • capital
  • cash
  • earnings
  • funds
  • gain
  • gate
  • gravy
  • income
  • proceeds
  • receipts
  • resources
  • revenue
  • riches
  • take
  • wealth
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Antonyms for lucre

  • bills
  • debt
  • loss
  • losses
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR LUCRE

Other causes are added to lucre, or are the consequences of it.

Here are our instruments of deception, our poisoned 75 sources of lucre.

The professor does not practice this art for the lucre of gain, but he understands it in detail.

Spain would have the princess Lucre, in despite of Holland and all the Jews.

It is a work of love, not of lucre; and, as such, is commended to the brotherhood.

Was the man a trickster, it must be more for the love than the lucre.

These lacquer artists, as I have indicated, worked not for lucre, but for love.

And on what other principle is Lucre himself now proceeding, or has ever proceeded?

Mr. Lucre bowed, and smiled contemptuously, but made no reply.

Mayhap you may think I want to expose you for the lucre of gain.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., from Latin lucrum "gain, advantage, profit; wealth, riches," from PIE root *lau- "gain, profit" (cf. Greek apo-lanein "to enjoy," Gothic launs, German lohn "wages, reward," and possibly Sanskrit lotam, lotram "booty"). Filthy lucre (Tit. i:11) is Tyndale's rendering of Greek aischron kerdos.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR LUCRE

earnings

nounmoney for work performed

funds

nouncash reserve

pelf

nounmoney
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