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remunerative

[ri-myoo-ner-uh-tiv, -nuh-rey-tiv] /rɪˈmyu nər ə tɪv, -nəˌreɪ tɪv/
adjective
1.
affording remuneration; profitable:
remunerative work.
2.
that remunerates.
Also, remuneratory.
Origin
1620-1630
1620-30; remunerate + -ive
Related forms
remuneratively
[ri-myoo-nuh-rey-tiv-lee, -ner-uh-tiv-] /rɪˈmyu nəˌreɪ tɪv li, -nər ə tɪv-/ (Show IPA),
adverb
remunerativeness, noun
nonremunerative, adjective
nonremuneratively, adverb
unremunerative, adjective
unremuneratively, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for remuneratively

remunerative

/rɪˈmjuːnərətɪv/
adjective
1.
earning money or rewards; paying
Derived Forms
remuneratively, adverb
remunerativeness, noun
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Word Origin and History for remuneratively

remunerative

adj.

1620s, "inclined to remunerate," from remunerate + -ive. From 1670s as "rewarding;" 1859 as "profitable." Related: Remuneratively; remunerativeness.

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