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Full of or producing a great deal of fruit.
profitable, paid, well paid, remunerative, lucrative, moneymaking, financially rewardingView synonyms
- ‘An exhibition was installed in the coffee and lunch room and allow fructuous informal discussions among the participants.’
- ‘This workshop aims to orchestrate a fructuous exchange of ideas, research and practices on socio-constructivist education scenarios using Internet between participants.’
- ‘We hope that this kind of brain storming meeting will, at short term, lead to fructuous collaborations and contribute to a rapid development of Regenerative Medicine.’
- ‘I propose to initiate with you a solid and fructuous partnership.’
- ‘Examples of religious ambiguity and the grotesque in popular culture disclose both aspects of the grotesque and also offer a fructuous medium from which the critical engagement of tradition, boundaries, and the grotesque itself can emerge.’
Late Middle English: from Latin fructuosus, from fructus fruit.
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