opulent

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adjective op·u·lent \ˈä-pyə-lənt\

Definition of opulent

  1. :  exhibiting or characterized by opulence: such asa :  having a large estate or property :  wealthy <hoping to marry an opulent widow> <opulent industrialists>b :  amply or plentifully provided or fashioned often to the point of ostentation <living in opulent comfort> <opulent furnishings> <an opulent hotel>

opulently

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Examples of opulent in a sentence

  1. <an opulent upper crust that liked to show off its possessions>

  2. <an opulent mansion filled with priceless art and antiques>

Origin and Etymology of opulent

Latin opulentus, from ops power, help; akin to Latin opus work


First Known Use: circa 1518

Synonym Discussion of opulent

rich, wealthy, affluent, opulent mean having goods, property, and money in abundance. rich implies having more than enough to gratify normal needs or desires <became rich through shrewd investing>. wealthy stresses the possession of property and intrinsically valuable things <wealthy landowners>. affluent suggests prosperity and an increasing wealth <an affluent society>. opulent suggests lavish expenditure and display of great wealth, more often applying to things than people <an opulent mansion>.

OPULENT Defined for English Language Learners

opulent

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adjective op·u·lent \ˈä-pyə-lənt\

Definition of opulent for English Language Learners

  • : very comfortable and expensive

  • : very wealthy


OPULENT Defined for Kids

opulent

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adjective op·u·lent \ˈä-pyə-lənt\

Definition of opulent for Students

  1. :  having or showing much wealth <opulent homes>



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