A Word A Day : Lucrative
Thursday, 22nd May 2008 : Today's Word is ...
( Adjective )
Pronunciation : loo-kra-tiv
1. producing wealth
2. producing a sizeable profit
3. highly profitable
4. productive, well-paid
Middle English lucratif, from Old French, from Latin lucrâtîvus, from lucrâtus, past participle of lucrârî, to profit, from lucrum, profit
advantageous, fat, moneymaking, profitable, remunerative, rewarding, productive, well-paid
poorly paid, unproductive, unprofitable
• She signed a very lucrative contract with the basketball association.
• What they followed was a lucrative marketing strategy.
• In 1809 he was a captain in the Guards, wore medals, and held some special lucrative posts in Petersburg.
• And it is to be noted, that the trade of merchandize, being the most lucrative, may bear usury at a good rate; other contracts not so.
• lucratively : Adverb
• lucrativeness : Noun
• lucre : Noun
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