Definition of lucrative in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈluːkrətɪv/


Producing a great deal of profit: a lucrative career as a stand-up comedian
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  • There was a modern building to move into and lucrative development grants.
  • There was more money in the game thanks to lucrative television contracts.
  • Instead, he became more famous for crashing his Porsche and signing the world's most lucrative contract.
profitable, profit-making, gainful, remunerative, moneymaking, paying, high-income, well paid, high-paying, bankable, cost-effective;
productive, fruitful, rewarding, worthwhile, advantageous;
thriving, flourishing, successful, booming, going



Pronunciation: /ˈluːkrətɪvli/
Example sentences
  • The way we eat now, especially in America, is not only wrong in itself, it produces the appetites which it then so abundantly and lucratively supplies.
  • The very lucratively paid Canadians are embarrassingly, shamelessly scrabbling for excuses as to why they were well-beaten by a much better team of non-professionals.
  • There are several, for example, who have served in the top ranks of Government and who get generous monthly pensions, and yet are lucratively employed elsewhere.


Example sentences
  • Indonesia is also a haven for the international trade in endangered animals, an illegal activity that ranks only behind drug trafficking in lucrativeness.
  • Chapter two outlines the wartime stimulus to the Southern African economy, and settler efforts to cash in, which the author terms, ‘the lucrativeness of loyalty.’
  • In this age of tourism and exchange society needs not be reminded about the lucrativeness of the entertainment business.


Late Middle English: from Latin lucrativus, from lucrat- 'gained', from the verb lucrari, from lucrum (see lucre).

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