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lucrative

[loo-kruh-tiv] /ˈlu krə tɪv/
adjective
1.
profitable; moneymaking; remunerative:
a lucrative business.
Origin
late Middle English
1375-1425
1375-1425; late Middle English lucratif (< Middle French) < Latin lucrātīvus gainful, equivalent to lucrāt(us) (past participle of lucrārī to make a profit, gain by economy; see lucre) + -īvus -ive
Related forms
lucratively, adverb
lucrativeness, noun
nonlucrative, adjective
nonlucratively, adverb
nonlucrativeness, noun
unlucrative, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for lucrativeness

lucrative

/ˈluːkrətɪv/
adjective
1.
producing a profit; profitable; remunerative
Derived Forms
lucratively, adverb
lucrativeness, noun
Word Origin
C15: from Old French lucratif; see lucre
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Word Origin and History for lucrativeness

lucrative

adj.

early 15c., from Old French lucratif "profitable" and directly from Latin lucrativus "gainful, profitable," from lucratus, past participle of lucrari "to gain," from lucrum "gain, profit" (see lucre). Related: Lucratively; lucrativeness.

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