affluent meaning

[ 'æfluənt ] Pronunciation:   "affluent" in a sentence
Adjective: affluent  afloount
  1. Having an abundant supply of money or possessions of value
    "an affluent banker"
    - flush, loaded, moneyed, wealthy
Noun: affluent  afloount
  1. An affluent person; a person who is financially well off
    "the so-called emerging affluents" 
  2. A branch that flows into the main stream
    - feeder, tributary, confluent

Derived forms: affluents

See also: affluence, rich

Type of: branch, have, moneybags, rich person, wealthy person

Encyclopedia: Affluent


having a lot of money and a good standard of living:

an energetic and affluent city

a young, affluent professional couple

The online bank says it is attracting more affluent savers.

the new banks aimed at the 'mass affluent'


affluence noun [U]:

Increased exports have brought new affluence.

Lifestyle changes due to rising affluence may improve personal health.


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  1. he disliked their affluent way of life.
  2. america has been described by glbraith as "the affluent society".
  3. american ambassador had been giving him special instruction in the affluent society.
  4. in the affluent society, the authorities are hardly forced to justify their dominion.
  5. the toil and resources of the poorer nations pay for the prosperity of the affluent peoples.

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