— lu·cra·tive·ly adverb
— lu·cra·tive·ness noun
"....Of late, however, there has been a decided reaction, and nursing can no longer be regarded as a lucrative calling...." (From "An 1895 Look at Nursing", which can be found at http://enw.org/1895_Nursing.htm)
Middle English lucratif, from Middle French, from Latin lucrativus, from lucratus, past participle of lucrari to gain, from lucrum, gain.
First Known Use: 15th century