Adjective "affluent" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


(especially of a group or area) having a great deal of money; wealthy.
  1. 'And the system will not just be analysing deprived areas but also anti-social behaviour in affluent areas as well.'
  2. 'While affluent regions and social classes struggle with surplus production and surplus consumption, close to one fifth of the global population lives in constant under-nourishment.'
  3. 'These are very affluent areas with over twice as many people as average earning in excess of £40,000 per annum.'
  4. 'Schools in more affluent areas and fee paying schools are more likely to have students whose parents can and will pay a lot of money for grinds and revision courses.'
  5. 'He said land in affluent areas was generally much more expensive.'
  6. 'The company also ‘could not afford the rents in some of the more affluent areas.’'
  7. 'In this case, surely money couldn't have been an issue, given that they are both in well paid jobs and live in an affluent area.'
  8. 'However, a more complicated picture emerges from the affluent areas of the cities that were compared.'
  9. 'It is clear that by continuing to recruit disproportionately from the more affluent groups in society, higher education is exacerbating social class divides.'
  10. 'The most affluent people surveyed were around 20% more likely to recognise cancer symptoms than people from poorer backgrounds.'
(of water) flowing freely or in great quantity.


    A tributary stream.
    1. 'It is a broad valley with a marked northern edge, cut, it is true, by wide affluents.'
    2. 'The chief commerce is in silk, which is carried on along the River and its numerous affluents and canals.'


    1. having an abundance of wealth, property, or other material goods; prosperous; rich: an affluent person.

    2. abounding in anything; abundant.

    3. flowing freely: an affluent fountain. noun

    4. a tributary stream.

    5. an affluent person: a luxurious resort appealing to young affluents.

    More examples(as adjective)

    "nations can be affluent for children."

    "suburbs can be affluent."

    "people can be affluent."

    "societies can be affluent."

    "districts can be affluent."

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    Late Middle English (in affluent (sense 2 of the adjective)): via Old French from Latin affluent- ‘flowing towards, flowing freely’, from the verb affluere, from ad- ‘to’ + fluere ‘to flow’.