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opulent  (ˈɒpjʊlənt



  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
= luxurious, expensive, champagne, magnificent, costly, splendid, lavish, sumptuous, plush (informal), ritzy (slang), de luxe, well-appointed
= rich, wealthy, prosperous, propertied, loaded (slang), flush (informal), affluent, well-off, well-heeled (informal), well-to-do, moneyed, filthy rich, stinking rich (informal), made of money (informal), minted (British) (slang)

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'

She had quickly registered the difference between Archie's grotty residence and the opulent garage, but said nothing.
Gash, Jonathan The Tartan Ringers
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'
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


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