(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
adj. flowing; abundant, plentiful; rich, wealthy. See money, prosperity, fluidity.Ant., destitute, poor.
(Roget's IV) modif.
Syn. wealthy, prosperous, well-to-do; see rich 1 .
See Synonym Study at rich .
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) (VOCABULARY WORD) a.
[AFF loo unt]
wealthy, opulent.
The affluent residents ofBeverly Hills are rich in material belongings.
SYN.: rich, wealthy, prosperous, opulent, well-to-do, well-off, moneyed, *loaded, *well-heeled, *flush, *fat, *filthy rich, *rolling in dough, abundant, plentiful, bountiful.
ANT.: impoverished, destitute, *poor as Job's turkey
(Roget's Thesaurus II) adjective Possessing a large amount of money, land, or other material possessions: flush, moneyed, rich, wealthy. Slang: loaded. Idioms: having money to burn, in the money, made of money, rolling in money. See RICH.

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  • Affluent — Af flu*ent, a. [Cf. F. affluent, L. affluens, entis, p. pr. See {Affluence}.] 1. Flowing to; flowing abundantly. Affluent blood. Harvey. [1913 Webster] 2. Abundant; copious; plenteous; hence, wealthy; abounding in goods or riches. [1913 Webster]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • affluent — [af′lo͞o ənt; ] occas. [ a flo͞o′ənt] adj. [ME < L affluens, prp. of affluere: see AFFLUENCE] 1. flowing freely 2. plentiful; abundant 3. wealthy; prosperous; rich [the affluent society] n. 1. a tributary stream: opposed to …   English World dictionary

  • affluent — affluent, ente (a flu an, an t ) 1°   Adj. En parlant d un cours d eau, qui a son embouchure dans un fleuve ou dans une autre rivière. Le Rhin et les rivières affluentes. 2°   S. m. L Indre et le Cher sont des affluents de la Loire. La Seine a de …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • affluent — (adj.) mid 15c., flowing, from M.Fr. affluent (14c.) or directly from L. affluentem (nom. affluens) flowing toward, abounding, rich, copious, prp. of affluere flow toward, from ad to (see AD (Cf. ad )) + fluere to flow (see FLUENT ( …   Etymology dictionary

  • affluent — [adj1] wealthy flush*, loaded*, moneyed*, opulent, prosperous, rich, stinking rich*, upper class, upscale, well off, well to do; concept 334 Ant. destitute, impoverished, needy, penniless, poor affluent [adj2] plentiful abundant, bountiful,… …   New thesaurus

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  • affluent — wealthy, *rich, opulent Analogous words: possessing, owning, holding, having, enjoying (see HAVE): acquisitive (see COVETOUS) Antonyms: impecunious: straitened Contrasted words: indigent, penu rious, destitute, poor (see corresponding nouns at… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

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