nonaffluent

adjective

non·​af·​flu·​ent ˌnän-ˈa-(ˌ)flü-ənt How to pronounce nonaffluent (audio)
 also  -a-ˈflü-,
 or  -ə-ˈflü-
: not affluent
nonaffluent communities/families

Examples of nonaffluent in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In that way, unions help to get many nonaffluent Americans involved in politics, and that, at least somewhat, offsets the disproportionate political voice that corporations and the wealthy have thanks to their lobbying and hefty campaign donations. Steven Greenhouse, The New Republic, 6 May 2022 Yet her college admissions recommendations mostly overlook a substantial, nonaffluent African American middle class, sitting between the very poor and the rich. Valerie Strauss, Washington Post, 2 Aug. 2017 On Thursday, the Senate unveiled its plan to condemn tens of thousands of nonaffluent people to preventable deaths, for the sake of increasing income inequality. Eric Levitz, Daily Intelligencer, 22 June 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1857, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of nonaffluent was in 1857

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“Nonaffluent.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nonaffluent. Accessed 18 May. 2024.

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