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[af-loo-uh nt or, often, uh-floo-]
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  1. having an abundance of wealth, property, or other material goods; prosperous; rich: an affluent person.
  2. abounding in anything; abundant.
  3. flowing freely: an affluent fountain.
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  1. a tributary stream.
  2. an affluent person: a luxurious resort appealing to young affluents.
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Origin of affluent

1400–50; late Middle English < Middle French < Latin affluent- (stem of affluēns rich; orig. present participle of affluere), equivalent to af- af- + flu- flow + -ent -ent
Related formsaf·flu·ent·ly, adverbnon·af·flu·ent, adjectivesub·af·flu·ent, adjectivesub·af·flu·ent·ly, adverbsu·per·af·flu·ent, adjectivesu·per·af·flu·ent·ly, adverbun·af·flu·ent, adjective

Synonyms for affluent

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1. See rich. 2. teeming.
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Related Words for affluently

handsomely, richly, amply, lavishly, generously, profusely, sumptuously, satisfactorily, sufficiently, affluently, inexhaustibly, luxuriantly, largely, well, luxuriously

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Historical Examples of affluently

  • Never was an historian so readily and so affluently supplied!

    Homes and Haunts of the Most Eminent British Poets, Vol. I (of 2)

    William Howitt

  • But scarcely anywhere do we find this wonder-working grace so affluently described.

British Dictionary definitions for affluently


  1. rich; wealthy
  2. abundant; copious
  3. flowing freely
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  1. archaic a tributary stream
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Word Origin for affluent

C15: from Latin affluent-, present participle of affluere to flow towards, from fluere to flow
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Word Origin and History for affluently



mid-15c., "flowing," from Middle French affluent (14c.) or directly from Latin affluentem (nominative affluens) "flowing toward, abounding, rich, copious," present participle of affluere "flow toward," from ad- "to" (see ad-) + fluere "to flow" (see fluent).

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