Examples of opulent in a Sentence
an opulent upper crust that liked to show off its possessions
an opulent mansion filled with priceless art and antiques
Recent Examples of opulent from the Web
The book provides a glimpse into the decadent and opulent lives of Asia’s ultra-rich.
Better to splurge on opulent bites such as egg with caviar.
Though the shows take place only a few years apart, and Versace and Simpson both lived in opulent American wealth, the visual palette here is much more varied.
Not much has been changed since the Trumps lived here, the kitchen is original and the opulent furnishings represent the style and affluence in which the Trumps would have lived.
The most radical element of Luc Besson’s 1997 space opera The Fifth Element is not the absurdly opulent future-costumes designed by Jean Paul Gaultier.
While Dubai’s focus is trained on its opulent future, there are also plenty of ways to explore its past — in Dubai-style luxury, of course.
This ultra-luxury hotel and resort was modeled on a 16th-century neo-Classical Italian palace, and Donatella Versace herself directed the design, from the gold-gilded ceilings and opulent mosaics to the custom furniture and fabrics.
And the Crimson Tide will be among the first two NCAA teams to take the field at the opulent stadium being built next door.
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Origin and Etymology of opulent
First Known Use: circa 1518See Words from the same year
Synonymsaffluent, deep-pocketed, fat, fat-cat, flush, loaded, moneyed (also monied), rich, silk-stocking, wealthy, well-endowed, well-fixed, well-heeled, well-off, well-to-do
Antonymsdestitute, impecunious, impoverished, indigent, needy, penniless, penurious, poor, poverty-stricken
Related Wordsbetter-off, comfortable, propertied, prosperous, substantial, successful; flourishing, prospering, thriving; advantaged, blessed (also blest), privileged
Near Antonymsunaffluent; deprived, disadvantaged, hand-to-mouth, underprivileged; bankrupt, bankrupted, beggared, broke, indebted, insolvent, pauperized, ruined, skint [chiefly British]; depressed, pinched, reduced, straitened; low, short
Synonym Discussion of opulent
- became rich through shrewd investing
- wealthy landowners
- an affluent society
- an opulent mansion
OPULENT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of opulent for English Language Learners
: very comfortable and expensive
: very wealthy
OPULENT Defined for Kids
Definition of opulent for Students
- opulent homes
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