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 industrialistsb :  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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