lucrative Definition

producing a lot of money; profitable.

Using lucrative: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "lucrative" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The business proved to be very lucrative for its owners.

  • Example

    He has a lucrative job in the finance industry.

  • Example

    Investing in real estate can be quite lucrative.

  • Example

    She started her own company and turned it into a lucrative enterprise.

lucrative Synonyms and Antonyms

Synonyms for lucrative

Antonyms for lucrative

Phrases with lucrative

  • a profession or occupation that is highly profitable and financially rewarding


    Many people aspire to have a lucrative career in medicine or law.

  • an area of commerce or trade that is highly profitable and generates significant revenue


    The technology sector is a lucrative market for investors and entrepreneurs.

  • a business agreement or transaction that is highly profitable and beneficial for all parties involved


    The merger between the two companies was a lucrative deal for both sides.

Origins of lucrative

from Latin 'lucrativus', meaning 'profitable'


Summary: lucrative in Brief

The term 'lucrative' [ˈluːkrətɪv] refers to something that produces a lot of money or is profitable. It is often used to describe jobs, businesses, or investments that generate significant revenue, such as 'Investing in real estate can be quite lucrative.' 'Lucrative' extends into phrases like 'lucrative career,' and 'lucrative deal,' denoting highly profitable professions or transactions.

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