opulent

adjective
op·​u·​lent | \ ˈä-pyə-lənt How to pronounce opulent (audio) \

Definition of opulent

: exhibiting or characterized by opulence: such as
a : 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

Other Words from opulent

opulently adverb

Choose the Right Synonym for 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

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 on the Web Go for the opulent 150-seat dining room, go to breathe in the rare air of garlic and entertainment industry power, go for the spaghettone alla gricia. Bill Addison, Los Angeles Times, 23 Apr. 2022 The opulent mansions of Russian billionaires in Londongrad have already felt the sanctions blow. Simon Lee, Fortune, 28 Mar. 2022 Fans of historic houses—especially opulent mansions—are in for a treat with tonight's premiere of The Gilded Age on HBO. Mary Elizabeth Andriotis, House Beautiful, 24 Jan. 2022 The city, known as one of the most luxurious communities along the Gulf Coast, is home to many opulent beachfront mansions. Dobrina Zhekova, Travel + Leisure, 20 Sep. 2021 Cullors, who abruptly resigned from BLM in May 2021 amid mounting scrutiny of the group's finances, has previously faced criticism for living an opulent lifestyle that includes millions of dollars of personal real estate purchases. Fox News, 29 Apr. 2022 Dolores Lameira Galvan, 91, remembers hearing from her mother, aunts and uncles about their time working as housekeepers and laborers at Phoebe Apperson Hearst’s opulent mansion in what is now Pleasanton. Elena Kadvany, San Francisco Chronicle, 22 Apr. 2022 For them, there is a separate Silver Lounge that is less opulent but still has lots of food and drink options and showers. Larry Olmsted, Forbes, 14 Apr. 2022 Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa — frequently deemed Walt Disney World's most opulent resort — offers housekeeping only every other day, like all Disney resorts. CBS News, 17 Mar. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of opulent

circa 1518, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for opulent

borrowed from Middle French & Latin; Middle French, borrowed from Latin opulentus "abounding in resources, wealthy," from op-, *ops "power, ability, wealth" + -ulentus "having in quantity, full of" (probably dissimilated from *-o-u̯ent-os, with Indo-European *-u̯ent-, suffix of possession) — more at opus

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“Opulent.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/opulent. Accessed 24 May. 2022.

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opulent

adjective
op·​u·​lent | \ ˈä-pyə-lənt How to pronounce opulent (audio) \

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: having or showing much wealth opulent homes

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