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Tuesday word: Opulent

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Opulent (adjective)
op·u·lent [op-yuh-luhnt]


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

RELATED FORMS
op·u·lent·ly, adverb
un·op·u·lent, adjective
un·op·u·lent·ly, adverb

RELATED WORDS
ostentatious, swank, sumptuous, palatial, lavish, luscious, extravagant, deluxe, plush, abundant, affluent, copious, exuberant, luxuriant, moneyed, plentiful, pretentious, prodigal, prolific, prosperous

Synonyms
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1. sumptuous, luxurious.

Antonyms
1. poor; squalid.

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

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR OPULENT
In his opulent maroon suit, Dickens flaunts his fame and fortune with so little subtlety he makes Kanye West appear modest.
THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO THOMAS JEFFERSON (AND TOLSTOY AND DICKENS)|SAMUEL FRAGOSO|OCTOBER 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST

“It was so opulent that no one ever thought it would sink, then boom—it was gone,” says Conway.
THE GHOST HOTELS OF THE CATSKILLS|BRANDON PRESSER|AUGUST 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST

The star is the cream itself, as opulent as crème fraiche, with vanilla, chocolate, strawberry, etc., serving as a sort of halo.
THE SECRET TO THIS ICE CREAM: PAMPERED COWS|JANE & MICHAEL STERN|MAY 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST

Visitors enter the train and snake through its corridors and opulent interiors.
ALL ABOARD THE ORIENT EXPRESS: LOOKING BACK AT THE GOLDEN AGE OF TRAIN TRAVEL|SARAH MOROZ|APRIL 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST

Today, Yudashkin continues to show his opulent designs in Paris and remains inspired by the country he is proud to call home.
VALENTIN YUDASHKIN, RUSSIA’S COUTURE KING|ERIN CUNNINGHAM|MARCH 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST

The sons of these opulent citizens are become merchants, lawyers, or physicians.
DEMOCRACY IN AMERICA, VOLUME 1 (OF 2)|ALEXIS DE TOQUEVILLE

A pecuniary compensation is in the power of opulent families.
PRACTICAL EDUCATION, VOLUME II|MARIA EDGEWORTH

It is there that the most opulent priests live and there are settled the greatest part of the French noblesse.
MONTREAL 1535-1914, VOLUME II (OF 2)|WILLIAM HENRY ATHERTON

This city was one of the most splendid and opulent of all the Netherland towns.
HISTORY OF THE UNITED NETHERLANDS, 1590-1599, VOL. III. COMPLETE|JOHN LOTHROP MOTLEY

It was captured from the enemy with Dahlgren, who had pillaged it from our opulent families in the country.
A REBEL WAR CLERK'S DIARY AT THE CONFEDERATE STATES CAPITAL|JOHN BEAUCHAMP JONES
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