Examples of wealthy in a Sentence
He is a wealthy entrepreneur.
the wealthiest nations in the world
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While only about one in 500 Americans are wealthy enough that their estates pay the estate tax, 13 of the 24 members of Trump’s cabinet qualify.
Many of the pieces are extra glamorous, custom-designed for wealthy clients like the actress Ava Gardner, and hand sewn from the finest materials.
Doing so would almost certainly discourage anyone but the independently wealthy from attending research-focused graduate programs.
The public narrative quickly shifted to the tax plan being a giveaway to the wealthy, and opinion polling revealed the plan was unpopular.
The legislation is on a fast track to pass in the House in a matter of weeks, despite criticism that it’s heavily tilted toward corporations and the wealthy, does little for the middle class and will pile $1.5 trillion onto the deficit.
Family offices, entities set up to manage the fortunes of the wealthy, have become an increasingly influential force on Wall Street, wielding fat pocketbooks, a hunger for deals and networks of their own.
Just as a large share of area residents are wealthy, very few face serious financial hardship.
Bettencourt, who was 94 at the time of her death, owned 33 percent of the company with her children and was deemed the world's wealthiest woman by Forbes this past March.
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First Known Use of wealthy
Synonymsaffluent, deep-pocketed, fat, fat-cat, flush, loaded, moneyed (also monied), opulent, silk-stocking, rich, 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 wealthy
- became rich through shrewd investing
- wealthy landowners
- an affluent society
- an opulent mansion
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