wealthy Definition

having a great deal of money, resources, or assets; rich.

Using wealthy: Examples

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

  • Example

    He comes from a wealthy family.

  • Example

    She married a wealthy businessman.

  • Example

    The city is home to many wealthy residents.

wealthy Synonyms and Antonyms

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Phrases with wealthy

  • a country with a high level of economic development and prosperity


    The United States is considered a wealthy nation.

  • a way of living that is characterized by luxury, comfort, and extravagance


    She enjoys a wealthy lifestyle, traveling to exotic destinations and staying in five-star hotels.

  • a group of people who hold a disproportionate amount of wealth and power in society


    The wealthy elite control much of the country's political and economic systems.


Summary: wealthy in Brief

The term 'wealthy' [ˈwɛlθi] describes someone who has a lot of money, resources, or assets. It is often used to refer to people who come from rich families, such as 'He comes from a wealthy family,' or those who have achieved financial success, like 'She married a wealthy businessman.' 'Wealthy' can also be used to describe a nation or lifestyle, as in 'The United States is considered a wealthy nation' and 'She enjoys a wealthy lifestyle.'

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