Definition of opulent
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 colors were ripe and opulent, the stagings theatrical, the references painterly, recalling artists like Vermeer, Rembrandt, Caravaggio or, in many portraits, Sargent.
The elegant rooms, like miniature Art Deco apartments, range from bijou fold-down sofa booths to opulent suites with double beds and idyllic window nooks to watch the world go by.
The collection was as opulent and eclectic as ever—
The store itself sits in the marble-and-gold multi-story luxury mall Shops at Columbus Circle, which houses the most expensive restaurant in America and would not be out of place in the cartoonishly opulent capital of The Hunger Games.
Its opulent decor makes for ideal selfie or portrait settings.
The presidents’ meeting at the 17th-century Chateau de Versailles, one of Europe’s most opulent palaces, came at a time when relations between Paris and Moscow have reached one of their lowest points in decades, mostly because of the war in Syria.
In the wild west of hotel ratings, the absence of a clear global system has enabled the seven-star myth to seep into the mainstream, bubbling up every few years when an unbelievably opulent hotel opens its doors.
As a small, greedy child, my passion for stuffing my mouth with handfuls of gooey sweets was only matched by my passion for reading about greedy children indulging in implausibly opulent orgies of gastronomic gluttony.
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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
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
: having or showing much wealth opulent homes
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