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affluent

af·flu·ent

affluent

 
 
pronunciation:
ae flu nt
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: having material wealth.
Affluent families had begun to move into the neighborhood, and the value of real estate was beginning to rise.Many people commute into the city from its affluent suburbs.
synonyms:
moneyed, prosperous, rich, wealthy, well-off, well-to-do
antonyms:
destitute, impecunious, impoverished, indigent, poor
similar words:
comfortable, fat, flush, in clover, loaded, opulent, substantial, successful, well-heeled
definition 2: based on or conditioned by prolonged prosperity and the expectation of continued prosperity, as a society.
similar words:
developed, industrialized
definition 3: abounding in anything; plentiful; copious.
synonyms:
abundant, copious, opulent, plentiful, profuse, rife
antonyms:
lean, poor
similar words:
bounteous, brimming, exuberant, flush, lavish, luxuriant
derivation: affluently (adv.)
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The word affluent contains the following parts:
af- Latin prefix that means to, toward
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The prefix af- occurs in Latin loanwords. It is an assimilated form of ad- used before roots beginning with "f," such as fil1 and fix. See ad-.
-ant, -ent Latin adjective- and noun-forming suffix that means In nouns: one who or that which does the action denoted by the base verb.
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The suffix -ant , -ent forms adjectives and, to a much lesser extent, nouns from Latin verb stems such as fid in confident and stud in student . This suffix is the equivalent in Latin of the "-ing" inflection in English. Many adjectives ending in -ant , -ent have a corresponding noun ending in -ance, -ence, -ancy, -ency.