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opulent (ˈɒpjʊlənt Pronunciation for opulent



  1. having or indicating wealth
  2. abundant or plentiful

Derived Forms

ˈopulence, (rare) ˈopulency noun
ˈopulently adverb

Word Origin

C17: from Latin opulens, from opēs (pl) wealth


View thesaurus entry
= rich, wealthy, prosperous, propertied, loaded, flush, affluent, well-off, well-heeled, well-to-do, moneyed, filthy rich, stinking rich, made of money, minted,

Translations for 'opulent'

  • British English: opulent Opulent things or places look grand and expensive. ADJECTIVE...an opulent office in the city.
  • Brazilian Portuguese: opulento
  • Chinese: 豪华的豪华華的
  • European Spanish: opulento opulenta
  • French: opulent opulente
  • German: opulent
  • Italian: opulento opulenta
  • Japanese: 豪華な
  • Korean: 으리으리한
  • Portuguese: opulento opulenta
  • Spanish: opulento opulenta

Example Sentences Including 'opulent'

At first he found the opulent lifestyle daunting, moving into someone else's home.
Globe and Mail (2003)
BP will keep Lutyens's remade Britannic House in the City along with Lord Browne of Madingley's opulent new HQ in St James's.
Times, Sunday Times (2001)
But I had felt no urge to buy a palace, live in the opulent luxury I could certainly afford, or buy flashy cars.
Matthews, Lew A Conviction of Guilt
Government buildings, a university, hospitals, and an opulent presidential palace were all erected in his honour.
Globe and Mail (2003)
Houses were even started in Bombay, where the residents had been reluctant to admit that their opulent city possessed slums.
Bertodano, Theresa (ed.) Daily Readings with Mother Theresa
She had quickly registered the difference between Archie's grotty residence and the opulent garage, but said nothing.
Gash, Jonathan The Tartan Ringers
The Gere sound byte happened in a particularly lush setting, an opulent home by the edge of the bay.
India Today (2003)
This initial encounter occurs in the midst of opulent evidence of Belgium's colonial presence in Africa.
Glasgow Herald (2001)
To her right was the city, laid out like an intricate papier-mâché model designed for some spoilt child on the whim of his opulent father.
MacNeill, Alistair Alastair McLean's 'Night Watch'


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