- profitable; moneymaking; remunerative: a lucrative business.
Origin of lucrative
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- producing a profit; profitable; remunerative
Word Origin for lucrative
C15: from Old French lucratif; see lucre
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Word Origin and History for lucrativeness
early 15c., from Old French lucratif "profitable" and directly from Latin lucrativus "gainful, profitable," from lucratus, past participle of lucrari "to gain," from lucrum "gain, profit" (see lucre). Related: Lucratively; lucrativeness.
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