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

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 The remunerative ties that bind us fray, or vanish altogether. John Tamny, Forbes, 24 Oct. 2021 Some may want to be of service or take up a profession that causes joy but are not especially remunerative. Dennis Jaffe, Forbes, 3 Nov. 2021 Other parents are in less remunerative jobs and need their children to get into a good college and have a lucrative career to shore up the family’s resources. Naomi Schaefer Riley, WSJ, 26 July 2021 Fossil-fuel plants are major employers in downstate counties, and any new green jobs are likely to be less abundant and remunerative. Allysia Finley, WSJ, 16 July 2021 In an interview with the crypto website Protos, the human behind Mr. Goxx said that the crypto picks haven't yet been remunerative enough to pay for Mr. Goxx's high-tech digs, which include a desk set up with computer monitors made from wood. Ramishah Maruf, CNN, 27 Sep. 2021 Not that long ago, the phone was my lifeline, a regular source of happy social or remunerative interaction. Stephanie Dolgoff, Good Housekeeping, 17 July 2021 For the nonsuperstars, however, tennis is far less remunerative. New York Times, 29 June 2021 Benzion is a professor at Dropsie College, a now-defunct graduate institution of Jewish studies, desperately in search of more prestigious and remunerative work in American academia. Noah Kulwin, The New Republic, 24 June 2021

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First Known Use of remunerative

1631, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of remunerative was in 1631

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“Remunerative.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Jan. 2022.

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English Language Learners Definition of remunerative

: paying a lot of money : profitable

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