Etymology
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remunerative (adj.)

1620s, "inclined to remunerate" (a sense now obsolete), from remunerate + -ive. From 1670s as "that remunerates, rewarding;" by 1859 specifically as "profitable, yielding a sufficient return." Related: Remuneratively; remunerativeness. An earlier adjective was remuneratory (1580s).

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Definitions of remunerative

remunerative (adj.)
for which money is paid;
remunerative work
Synonyms: compensable / paying / salaried / stipendiary
remunerative (adj.)
producing a sizeable profit;
a remunerative business
Synonyms: lucrative / moneymaking
From wordnet.princeton.edu