affluent

[af-loo-uhnt or, often, uh-floo-]
adjective
1.
having an abundance of wealth, property, or other material goods; prosperous; rich: an affluent person.
2.
abounding in anything; abundant.
3.
flowing freely: an affluent fountain.
noun
4.
a tributary stream.
5.
an affluent person: a luxurious resort appealing to young affluents.

Origin:
1400–50; late Middle English < Middle French < Latin affluent- (stem of affluēns rich; orig. present participle of affluere), equivalent to af- af- + flu- flow + -ent -ent

affluently, adverb
nonaffluent, adjective
subaffluent, adjective
subaffluently, adverb
superaffluent, adjective
superaffluently, adverb
unaffluent, adjective


1. See rich. 2. teeming.
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affluent (ˈæflʊənt)
 
adj
1.  rich; wealthy
2.  abundant; copious
3.  flowing freely
 
n
4.  archaic a tributary stream
 
[C15: from Latin affluent-, present participle of affluere to flow towards, from fluere to flow]

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affluent
mid-15c., "flowing," from L. affluentem (nom. affluens), prp. of affluere "flow toward," from ad- "to" + fluere "to flow" (see fluent). Notion of "a plentiful flow" (of the gifts of fortune) led to affluence in the sense of "wealth," first recorded c.1600.
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  readers in a complimentary editorial environment.
But a paradox emerges that requires explanation: affluent countries have not
  got much happier as they have grown richer.
Her milieu is affluent and so mannerly it's boring to read about.
We're all affluent in terms of seeing our potential.
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