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having goods, property, or money in abundance
  • he is affluent and can afford to send his children to the best schools

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Synonyms & Antonyms of affluent (Entry 2 of 2)

a stream that flows into a larger body of water
  • the Nipigon and the St. Louis rivers are affluents of Lake Superior

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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

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The first known use of affluent was in the 15th century

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“Affluent.” The Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 18 January 2020.

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