re·​mu·​ner·​a·​tive | \ ri-ˈmyü-nə-rə-tiv How to pronounce remunerative (audio) , -ˌrā- \

Definition of remunerative

1 : serving to remunerate
2 : providing remuneration : profitable

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Other Words from remunerative

remuneratively adverb
remunerativeness noun

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Examples of remunerative in a Sentence

Our investors are seeking more remunerative opportunities. made a highly remunerative investment that will end up paying my college tuition
Recent Examples on the Web And the erosion of the manufacturing sector has left many young men struggling to find meaningful and remunerative work. Belinda Luscombe, Time, "The New Way to (Finally) Stop Fighting Over Money With Your Spouse," 31 Oct. 2019 But the reality may not be as remunerative as many believe. Aimee Picchi, CBS News, "Want that $125 from Equifax? Don't ignore the company's latest email," 10 Sep. 2019 Their skills just do not happen to be particularly remunerative. Matt Darling, Quartz at Work, "Ready to destroy a longstanding argument against raising the minimum wage?," 28 Aug. 2019 The sides avoided the awkward dance of Brady playing out the final year of his contract at a below-market rate, providing him remunerative redress by bumping his 2019 pay from $15 million to $23 million. Globe Staff,, "Tom Brady’s extension avoids some awkwardness but guarantees nothing," 5 Aug. 2019 For ex-Democratic state lawmaker Tom Radney, defending Maxwell was highly remunerative but came at reputational cost. Stephen Phillips,, "This Southern murder trial inspired Harper Lee's 'lost' book. 'Furious Hours' reexamines it," 14 June 2019 The expectation that care work should be altruistic, not remunerative, has to do with the fact that it’s often been done by women, at home, for no pay, Hartmann explained. Anna North, Vox, "Planned Parenthood is facing criticism for its treatment of pregnant workers," 21 Dec. 2018 There was little remunerative work for Robertson & Roundtree at first. Margalit Fox, New York Times, "Dovey Johnson Roundtree, Barrier-Breaking Lawyer, Dies at 104," 21 May 2018 There was little remunerative work for Robertson & Roundtree at first. Margalit Fox, New York Times, "Dovey Johnson Roundtree, Barrier-Breaking Lawyer, Dies at 104," 21 May 2018

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First Known Use of remunerative

1631, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Remunerative.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 11 December 2019.

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English Language Learners Definition of remunerative

formal : paying a lot of money

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