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opulent

[op-yuh-luh nt] /ˈɒp yə lənt/
adjective
1.
characterized by or exhibiting opulence:
an opulent suite.
2.
wealthy, rich, or affluent.
3.
richly supplied; abundant or plentiful:
opulent sunshine.
Origin
1595-1605
1595-1605; < Latin opulentus wealthy, equivalent to op- (stem of ops power, wealth) + -ulentus -ulent
Related forms
opulently, adverb
unopulent, adjective
unopulently, adverb
Synonyms
1. sumptuous, luxurious.
Antonyms
1. poor; squalid.
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  • Additionally, it shouldn't be ignored that the rich entertain in an opulent style.
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British Dictionary definitions for opulent

opulent

/ˈɒpjʊlənt/
adjective
1.
having or indicating wealth
2.
abundant or plentiful
Derived Forms
opulence, (rare) opulency, noun
opulently, adverb
Word Origin
C17: from Latin opulens, from opēs (pl) wealth
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Word Origin and History for opulent
adj.

c.1600, from Middle French opulent, from Latin opulentem (nominative opulens) "wealthy, rich," from opulentus (see opulence).

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