[af-loo-uh nt or, often, uh-floo-]
- having an abundance of wealth, property, or other material goods; prosperous; rich: an affluent person.
- abounding in anything; abundant.
- flowing freely: an affluent fountain.
- a tributary stream.
- an affluent person: a luxurious resort appealing to young affluents.
Origin of affluent
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1. See rich. 2. teeming.
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As a powerful mother, outspoken artist, and affluent businesswoman, Beyoncé is surely a feminist success story.The Perils of Glitzy Celebrity Feminism Having a Moment
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Victoria Adams was born to middle-class parents in the affluent county of Hertfordshire.What The Hell is Posh Spice Doing At The UN?
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Most of the customers for his family business, which produces smoked meats in the village, are in affluent southern England.Scots Must Choose Heart or Head
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Fed up of being surrounded by a revolving cast of affluent crashing bores, I vowed to get out more.The Hell of the Hamptons: Why the Exclusive Hotspot Is a Mind-Numbing Drag
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His idea was to establish a man at once,—easy, affluent, and independent.Sir Brook Fossbrooke, Volume II.
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The forest clearing has expanded into affluent commonwealths.The Frontier in American History
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His equipage was then splendid, and suitable69 to his affluent circumstances.The Stranger in France
Am I an orphan, as has been told me; or have I parents yet living, affluent, and high in society?An Outcast
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There is a suggestion of affluent orientalism that attracts strongly.Floyd Grandon's Honor
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- rich; wealthy
- abundant; copious
- flowing freely
- archaic a tributary stream
C15: from Latin affluent-, present participle of affluere to flow towards, from fluere to flow
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Word Origin and History for affluent
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