[ ri-myoo-ner-uh-tiv, -nuh-rey-tiv ]
/ rɪˈmyu nər ə tɪv, -nəˌreɪ tɪv /


affording remuneration; profitable: remunerative work.


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Sometimes re·mu·ner·a·to·ry [ri-myoo-ner-uh-tawr-ee, ‐tohr-ee] /rɪˈmyu nər əˌtɔr i, ‐ˌtoʊr i/.

Origin of remunerative

First recorded in 1620–30; remunerate + -ive

OTHER WORDS FROM remunerative Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

British Dictionary definitions for remuneratory

/ (rɪˈmjuːnərətɪv) /


earning money or rewards; paying

Derived forms of remunerative

remuneratively, adverbremunerativeness, noun
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