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Wordnet 3.0


1. producing a sizeable profit;
- Example: "a remunerative business"
[syn: lucrative, moneymaking, remunerative]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Lucrative \Lu"cra*tive\, a. [L. lucrativus, fr. lucrari to gain, fr. lucrum gain: cf. F. lucratif. See Lucre.] [1913 Webster] 1. Yielding lucre; gainful; profitable; making increase of money or goods; as, a lucrative business or office. [1913 Webster] The trade of merchandise being the most lucrative, may bear usury at a good rate. --Bacon. [1913 Webster] 2. Greedy of gain. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

lucrative adj 1: producing a sizeable profit; "a remunerative business" [syn: lucrative, moneymaking, remunerative]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

23 Moby Thesaurus words for "lucrative": advantageous, banausic, breadwinning, compensating, compensative, compensatory, fat, gainful, good, moneymaking, paying, productive, profitable, remunerative, reparative, repaying, retributive, retributory, rewardful, rewarding, satisfying, well-paying, worthwhile