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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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Miss Vanstone has abandoned my protection; and the whole lucrative future of the dramatic entertainment has abandoned me with her.
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.
Peggotty's business, which was what we used to call 'common-form business' in the Commons (and very light and lucrative the common-form business was), being settled, I took her down to the office one morning to pay her bill.
I am told that pork-packing is the most lucrative profession in America, after politics.
Marzavan was not forgotten, but was given a lucrative post at court, with a promise of further advancement.
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.
It would be long indeed ere you would find so lucrative a post as that you have how the good fortune to fill.
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.
Indeed, few rich commodities were to be obtained without paying a heavy sum in this particular stock, and a man's business was seldom very lucrative unless he knew precisely when and how to throw his hoard of conscience into the market.
Cut & Comeagain, and set up in the Eye-Sore line by myself -- one of the most lucrative, respectable, and independent of the ordinary occupations.
I could not have told why my companions(as they could only by courtesy be called) should have this purpose-- why they should try to trip up so lucrative a lodger.
In spite of the fact that delicate missions were constantly intrusted to his discretion which to any other man about the court would have proved lucrative, he possessed an income of not more than thirty thousand francs from an investment in the Grand Livre.