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Meaning of LUCRATIVE

Pronunciation:  'lookrutiv

WordNet Dictionary
[adj]  producing a good profit; "a remunerative business"

LUCRATIVE is a 9 letter word that starts with L.


 Synonyms: moneymaking, profitable, remunerative



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Lu"cra*tive\, a. [L. lucrativus, fr. lucrari to gain,
fr. lucrum gain: cf. F. lucratif. See {Lucre}.]
1. Yielding lucre; gainful; profitable; making increase of
   money or goods; as, a lucrative business or office.

         The trade of merchandise being the most lucrative,
         may bear usury at a good rate.        --Bacon.

2. Greedy of gain. [Obs.]

         Such diligence as the most part of our lucrative
         lawyers do use, in deferring and prolonging of
         matters and actions from term to term. --Latimer.

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