affluent Definition

  • 1having a great deal of money; wealthy
  • 2flowing freely or in great quantity

Using affluent: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "affluent" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The affluent neighborhood was filled with mansions and luxury cars.

  • Example

    She comes from an affluent family and has never had to worry about money.

  • Example

    The river was affluent after the heavy rain.

affluent Synonyms and Antonyms

Synonyms for affluent

Antonyms for affluent

Phrases with affluent

  • a society in which material wealth is abundant


    The post-World War II era in the United States is often referred to as the 'affluent society.'

  • a lifestyle characterized by the possession of expensive items and a focus on material wealth


    Many people aspire to live an affluent lifestyle, but it can come at a high cost.

  • a wealthy residential area located outside of a city


    The affluent suburbs are known for their large homes and well-manicured lawns.

Origins of affluent

from Latin 'affluere', meaning 'to flow towards'


Summary: affluent in Brief

The term 'affluent' [ˈæfluənt] describes someone who has a great deal of money or is wealthy. It can also refer to something that is flowing freely or in great quantity, as in 'The river was affluent after the heavy rain.' Phrases like 'affluent society' and 'affluent lifestyle' describe a society or lifestyle characterized by material wealth. 'Affluent' is a formal word and has synonyms like 'prosperous' and 'opulent.'