Definition of lucrative in English:

lucrative

Line breaks: lu¦cra|tive
Pronunciation: /ˈluːkrətɪv
 
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adjective

Producing a great deal of profit: a lucrative career as a stand-up comedian
More example sentences
  • 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.
Synonyms

Origin

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

Derivatives

lucratively

adverb
More 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.

lucrativeness

noun
More 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.

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