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affluent

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affluent /ˈæfluwənt/ adjective
affluent
/ˈæfluwənt/
adjective
Learner's definition of AFFLUENT
[more affluent; most affluent]
: having a large amount of money and owning many expensive things : rich, wealthy富裕的;富足的;殷实的

— affluence

/ˈæfluwəns/ noun [noncount]
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affluent

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adjective

af·​flu·​ent ˈa-(ˌ)flü-ənt How to pronounce affluent (audio)
 also  a-ˈflü-,
 or  ə-
1
: having an abundance of goods or riches : wealthy
affluent families
our affluent society
2
: flowing in abundance
affluent streams
affluent creativity
affluently adverb

affluent

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noun

1
: a tributary stream
… its meandering stream, one of the smaller affluents of the Sacramento. John Muir
2
[derivative of affluent entry 1] : a wealthy or affluent person
The affluents exhibit far less demographic diversity than is exhibited in any of the lower-income segments of the population. Pamela N. Danzinger

Did you know?

Visualize with us: coffers overflowing, a cash flow more than adequate, assets that are fluid. The image conjured is the essence of the word affluent. Based on Latin fluere, meaning "to flow," affluent is all about flow. (The same image is echoed in other fluere descendants, such as confluence, fluctuate, fluid, influence, mellifluous, and superfluous.) The flowing of goods or riches wasn't the word's first purview, however; 16th century print examples of affluent tend to be about the abundance of such intangibles as "goodness" and "spirit." In the 17th century, the flow suggested by affluent varied greatly: streams, poisons, estates, and blood were all described with the word. In modern use, affluent most often describes wealthy people, or places where wealthy people live.

Choose the Right Synonym for affluent

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

Example Sentences

Adjective The store catered to a mostly affluent clientele that was relatively price insensitive, so we could afford to pay our suppliers a premium for the very best fish. The shop also developed a significant wholesale business, and soon the great and the good of London gastronomy were flocking to our door. Frances Percival, Saveur, March 2008 A recent crop of books and articles give voice to this complaint. They happen to be written by journalists who are also well-educated and affluent mothers, but when it comes to parental discontent they are not alone. Barbara Dafoe Whitehead, Commonweal, 16 June 2006 The Bay Area, which encompasses the cities of San Francisco, Oakland, and San Jose, as well as surrounding areas, is one of the nation's most affluent regions: More than 40% of the area's residents have annual household income of at least $75,000, versus only 25% in the country's other top 50 markets, according to Scarborough Research. Eileen Davis Hudson et al., Editor & Publisher, 1 Oct. 2001 His family was more affluent than most. he is affluent and can afford to send his children to the best schools Noun the Nipigon and the St. Louis rivers are affluents of Lake Superior See More
Recent Examples on the Web
Adjective
Experts say officials need to ensure that planting efforts don’t just benefit affluent neighborhoods that already have lots of trees. Tribune News Service, oregonlive, 28 Aug. 2022 Now taxpayers will subsidize that cost, on top of the $7,500 EV tax credits so affluent Americans can buy more Teslas. The Editorial Board, WSJ, 28 July 2022 Pinduoduo, which is particularly popular among consumers in less affluent areas, outperformed its competitors in a tough macro environment. Shen Lu, WSJ, 29 Aug. 2022 This week, Congress passed a climate bill that would expand federal tax credits to make electric cars more affordable, which would likely mean more EVs on the road in less-affluent areas. Dustin Gardiner, San Francisco Chronicle, 15 Aug. 2022 The streets of affluent areas such as the Defence Housing Authority complex and Clifton were flooded, with water gushing into houses. Reuters, CNN, 11 July 2022 Since the 1980s, students in the whiter and more affluent areas of Jefferson County have been allowed to attend schools near their homes, only venturing out by choice. Olivia Krauth, The Courier-Journal, 2 June 2022 Covering some of the most affluent areas in L.A., the district stretches from Pacific Palisades to Los Angeles International Airport and inland to Mar Vista, Brentwood and West L.A. Los Angeles Times, 31 May 2022 San Diego Mesa City College professor Carl Luna said South Bay elections typically have lower turnout than those in more affluent, suburban areas such as North County. Deborah Sullivan Brennan, San Diego Union-Tribune, 15 May 2022
Noun
Bling Empire, Singapore Social, Shahs of Sunset, and The Fabulous Lives of Bollywood Wives prop up the affluent. Ineye Komonibo, refinery29.com, 27 Mar. 2022 Bling Empire, Singapore Social, Shahs of Sunset, and The Fabulous Lives of Bollywood Wives prop up the affluent. Ineye Komonibo, refinery29.com, 27 Mar. 2022 Bling Empire, Singapore Social, Shahs of Sunset, and The Fabulous Lives of Bollywood Wives prop up the affluent. Ineye Komonibo, refinery29.com, 27 Mar. 2022 Bling Empire, Singapore Social, Shahs of Sunset, and The Fabulous Lives of Bollywood Wives prop up the affluent. Ineye Komonibo, refinery29.com, 27 Mar. 2022 Bling Empire, Singapore Social, Shahs of Sunset, and The Fabulous Lives of Bollywood Wives prop up the affluent. Ineye Komonibo, refinery29.com, 27 Mar. 2022 Bling Empire, Singapore Social, Shahs of Sunset, and The Fabulous Lives of Bollywood Wives prop up the affluent. Ineye Komonibo, refinery29.com, 27 Mar. 2022 Bling Empire, Singapore Social, Shahs of Sunset, and The Fabulous Lives of Bollywood Wives prop up the affluent. Ineye Komonibo, refinery29.com, 27 Mar. 2022 Bling Empire, Singapore Social, Shahs of Sunset, and The Fabulous Lives of Bollywood Wives prop up the affluent. Ineye Komonibo, refinery29.com, 27 Mar. 2022 See More

Word History

Etymology

Adjective

Middle English, "flowing in abundance, copious," borrowed from Latin affluent-, affluens "flowing with, abundant," present participle of affluere "to flow in, come streaming along, be abundantly present," from ad- ad- + fluere "to flow, run" — more at fluid entry 1

Noun

borrowed from French, borrowed from Latin affluent-, affluens "flowing in" — more at affluent entry 1

First Known Use

Adjective

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 2

Noun

1735, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of affluent was in the 15th century
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0_0: Translations of affluent
  • # a.
    豐: abounding, abundant, affluent, ample, bountiful, copious
    豐富: abounding, abundant, affluent, ample, bountiful, copious
    豐厚: abounding, abundant, affluent, ample, bountiful, broad
    豐裕: abundant, affluent, copious, luxuriant, luxurious, moneyed
    富裕的: affluent, lucullan, opulent, podded, substantial, well-fixed
    流暢: affluent
    優裕: abundant, affluent, comfortable, copious, plentiful, profuse
    裕: abundant, affluent, opulent, plenitudinous, plentiful, superfluous
  • # n.
    支流: affluent, confluent, nonessential, tributary

0_0: Definitions of affluent
  • # adjective.
    - (especially of a group or area) having a great deal of money; wealthy.
    * the affluent societies of the western world
    - (of water) flowing freely or in great quantity.
    * None
  • # noun.
    - a tributary stream.
    * None

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