- wealth, riches, or affluence.
- abundance, as of resources or goods; plenty.
- the state of being opulent.
Origin of opulence
Examples from the Web for opulence
We see it at several different periods, from the height of its opulence in the 1930s to the shabby Communist look of the 1960s.The Look of ‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’
March 7, 2014
The scale, opulence and fantasy so prevalent a few miles away on the Strip is nowhere to be found.A Tech Millionaire Bets on the Urban Revival of Downtown Las Vegas
January 16, 2014
The opulence of the gifts is legendary, and it used to be that the presenters and performers at the ceremony also received them.Oscar’s Bizarre Swag Bag: Condoms, Circus Training, and More
February 21, 2013
It is an earnest belief in a 1980s opulence that translates into an aesthetic of social isolationism.The Oscar de la Renta Effect
September 13, 2011
He claims the cooperation came from people who are fed up with the corruption and opulence displayed by many Afghan officials.Inside the New Taliban Offensive
Sami Yousafzai, Ron Moreau
May 9, 2011
This "opulence of hill and lake" is the especial charm of Haverhill.Whittier-land
Samuel T. Pickard
In the time of her opulence and splendor these methods and ideals were hers.A Short History of Spain
Mary Platt Parmele
Hunger, on the starting-line, as it were, for a race with death at the signal of opulence!Mayflower (Flor de mayo)
Vicente Blasco Ibez
However, it is in their appearance that they display their opulence.Perils and Captivity
Charlotte-Adlade [ne Picard] Dard
The Admiral had in one hour been reduced from opulence to penury.The History of England from the Accession of James II.
Thomas Babington Macaulay
Word Origin and History for opulence
c.1510, from Middle French opulence (16c.), from Latin opulentia, from opulentus "wealthy," dissimilated from *op-en-ent-, related to ops "wealth, power, resources," opus "work, labor, exertion," from PIE root *op- "to work, produce in abundance" (see opus).