1. [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.]
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.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
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,