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

Nearby words

  1. optometry,
  2. optomyometer,
  3. optophone,
  4. optotype,
  5. opulence,
  6. opulently,
  7. opuntia,
  8. opus,
  9. opus anglicanum,
  10. opus dei

Origin of opulent

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

Related formsop·u·lent·ly, adverbun·op·u·lent, adjectiveun·op·u·lent·ly, adverb

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British Dictionary definitions for opulent



having or indicating wealth
abundant or plentiful
Derived Formsopulence or rare opulency, nounopulently, adverb

Word Origin for opulent

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

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Word Origin and History for opulent



c.1600, from Middle French opulent, from Latin opulentem (nominative opulens) "wealthy, rich," from opulentus (see opulence).

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