[ op-yuh-luhnt ]
/ ˈɒp yə lənt /


characterized by or exhibiting opulence: an opulent suite.
wealthy, rich, or affluent.
richly supplied; abundant or plentiful: opulent sunshine.

Origin of opulent

1595–1605; < Latin opulentus wealthy, equivalent to op- (stem of ops power, wealth) + -ulentus -ulent

Related forms

op·u·lent·ly, adverbun·op·u·lent, adjectiveun·op·u·lent·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for opulent


/ (ˈɒpjʊlənt) /


having or indicating wealth
abundant or plentiful

Derived Forms

opulence or rare opulency, nounopulently, adverb

Word Origin for opulent

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