Meaning of lucrative in English:


Pronunciation /ˈluːkrətɪv/

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  • Producing a great deal of profit.

    ‘a lucrative career as a stand-up comedian’
    • ‘There was a modern building to move into and lucrative development grants.’
    • ‘There was more money in the game thanks to lucrative television contracts.’
    • ‘Instead, he became more famous for crashing his Porsche and signing the world's most lucrative contract.’
    • ‘He urged companies in Essex to get their share of a potentially lucrative market.’
    • ‘Looking forward, Croatia could be a potentially lucrative market for political consultants.’
    • ‘Even though film and television are more lucrative in terms of remuneration, theatre offers a true spiritual experience.’
    • ‘He now uses his luck to run a casino, a venture that has proven very lucrative.’
    • ‘In their short period of operation, the Detroit casinos have proved extremely lucrative.’
    • ‘To be sure, class-action law can be a highly lucrative business.’
    • ‘Does this look like a newspaper that has made hundreds of millions out of a highly lucrative share offer?’
    • ‘Her trip to Milan has been extremely lucrative for her budding career.’
    • ‘As in the United States, gambling in Canada is hugely lucrative big business.’
    • ‘Curtailing all shopping and financially lucrative opportunities would be obviously counterproductive.’
    • ‘Her parents are still married but heavily focused on their lucrative careers.’
    • ‘With a combined turnover of £20 million, it's a lucrative business.’
    • ‘The company claims it has received a lucrative offer from the South Australian government.’
    • ‘Tariffs make it lucrative for Europe and America to process coffee instead.’
    • ‘Now, they worry about damage to the celebrity profiles that make their careers so lucrative.’
    • ‘But today the genre stands as a lucrative niche in an otherwise struggling fiction industry.’
    • ‘The market is lucrative: a pack of 200 cigarettes sells for €52.’
    profitable, profit-making, gainful, remunerative, moneymaking, paying, high-income, well paid, high-paying, bankable, cost-effective
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Late Middle English from Latin lucrativus, from lucrat- ‘gained’, from the verb lucrari, from lucrum (see lucre).