adjective \-lənt\

: very comfortable and expensive

: very wealthy

Full Definition of OPULENT

:  exhibiting or characterized by opulence: as
a :  having a large estate or property :  wealthy <hoping to marry an opulent widow>
b :  amply or plentifully provided or fashioned often to the point of ostentation <living in opulent comfort>
op·u·lent·ly adverb

Examples of OPULENT

  1. <an opulent upper crust that liked to show off its possessions>
  2. <an opulent mansion filled with priceless art and antiques>

Origin of OPULENT

Latin opulentus, from ops power, help; akin to Latin opus work
First Known Use: 1523


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