opulence

[op-yuh-luhns]
noun
1.
wealth, riches, or affluence.
2.
abundance, as of resources or goods; plenty.
3.
the state of being opulent.
Also, opulency.


Origin:
1500–10; < Latin opulentia wealth. See opulent, -ence

unopulence, noun
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opulent (ˈɒpjʊlənt)
 
adj
1.  having or indicating wealth
2.  abundant or plentiful
 
[C17: from Latin opulens, from opēs (pl) wealth]
 
'opulence
 
n
 
'opulency
 
n
 
'opulently
 
adv

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opulence
c.1510, from M.Fr. opulence, from L. opulentia, from opulentus "wealthy," dissimilated from *op-en-ent-, related to ops "wealth, power, resources," opus "work, labor, exertion," from PIE base *op- "to work, produce in abundance" (see opus).
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Example sentences
Persons in poverty are rising to opulence, and persons of wealth are sinking to
  poverty.
Ancient elegance and new opulence are all tangled up in a dazzling blur of op
  and pop.
Money floods through top level sport, lofting star players on a glittery tide
  of opulence.
Other changes increase the opulence and impressive display of the portrait-and
  the prestige of the sitters.
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