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lu·cra·tive

 (lo͞o′krə-tĭv)
adj.
Producing wealth; profitable: a lucrative income; a lucrative marketing strategy.

[Middle English lucratif, from Old French, from Latin lucrātīvus, from lucrātus, past participle of lucrārī, to profit, from lucrum, profit; see lau- in Indo-European roots.]

lucrative

(ˈluːkrətɪv)
adj
producing a profit; profitable; remunerative
[C15: from Old French lucratif; see lucre]
ˈlucratively adv
ˈlucrativeness n

lu•cra•tive

(ˈlu krə tɪv)

adj.
profitable; moneymaking; remunerative: a lucrative business.
[1375–1425; late Middle English (< Middle French) < Latin lucrātīvus=lucrāt(us), past participle of lucrārī to make a profit (see lucre) + -īvus -ive]
lu′cra•tive•ly, adv.
lu′cra•tive•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.lucrative - producing a sizeable profit; "a remunerative business"
profitable - yielding material gain or profit; "profitable speculation on the stock market"

lucrative

adjective profitable, rewarding, productive, fruitful, paying, high-income, well-paid, money-making, advantageous, win-win, gainful, remunerative Many of them have found lucrative jobs in private security firms.

lucrative

adjective
Translations
مُرْبِحُمُرْبِح، مُكْسِب
výnosnýlukrativní
indbringendelukrativ
tuottoisatuottava
unosan
hasznot hajtó
ábatasamur, gróîa-
儲かる
수지 맞는
ienesīgsizdevīgs
lönsamlukrativ
มีกำไรงาม
çok kârlıkazançlı
sinh lợi

lucrative

[ˈluːkrətɪv] ADJlucrativo

lucrative

[ˈluːkrətɪv] adj [job, deal] → lucratif/ive, qui rapporte

lucrative

lucrative

[ˈluːkrətɪv] adjlucrativo/a, redditizio/a

lucrative

(ˈluːkrətiv) adjective
(of a job etc) bringing in a lot of money; profitable.

lucrative

مُرْبِحُ výnosný indbringende lukrativ επικερδής lucrativo tuottoisa lucratif unosan vantaggioso 儲かる 수지 맞는 lucratief lukrativ lukratywny lucrativo прибыльный lönsam มีกำไรงาม kazançlı sinh lợi 有利的
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And it is to be noted, that the trade of merchandize, being the most lucrative, may bear usury at a good rate; other contracts not so.
In 1809 he was a captain in the Guards, wore medals, and held some special lucrative posts in Petersburg.
From the selling of quack medicines he had proceeded to the adulterating of foreign wines, varied by lucrative evening occupation in the Paris gambling houses.
Cut & Comeagain, and set up in the Eye-Sore line by myself -- one of the most lucrative, respectable, and independent of the ordinary occupations.
But in spite of his habitually dissipated mode of life, his inferior grade in the service, and his comparative youth, he occupied the honorable and lucrative position of president of one of the government boards at Moscow.
He would be both ashamed and afraid to bring forward, for the most distinguished or lucrative stations, candidates who had no other merit than that of coming from the same State to which he particularly belonged, or of being in some way or other personally allied to him, or of possessing the necessary insignificance and pliancy to render them the obsequious instruments of his pleasure.
He had no apprehension that Jones was in love with Sophia; and as for any lucrative motives, he imagined they would sway very little with so silly a fellow.
Stryver, already fast shouldering his way to a large and lucrative practice, behind his compeers in this particular, any more than in the drier parts of the legal race.
In the midst of a large open space there was a slave-market, attended by a great crowd of customers, for the Mandara women, who have extremely small hands and feet, are in excellent request, and can be sold at lucrative rates.
Villa heaved a great sigh of renunciation as she said, "Then I suppose I must abandon such promising and lucrative career right now in the very moment you have discovered it for me.
Miss Vanstone has abandoned my protection; and the whole lucrative future of the dramatic entertainment has abandoned me with her.
While the fiery and magnificent Spaniard, inflamed with the mania for gold, has extended his discoveries and conquests over those brilliant countries scorched by the ardent sun of the tropics, the adroit and buoyant Frenchman, and the cool and calculating Briton, have pursued the less splendid, but no less lucrative, traffic in furs amidst the hyperborean regions of the Canadas, until they have advanced even within the Arctic Circle.