Definition of affluence in English:



  • [mass noun] The state of having a great deal of money; wealth:

    ‘a sign of our growing affluence’
    • ‘Most population researchers agree that population growth quickly slows with a level of relative affluence.’
    • ‘A decade of affluence and stability has created a backlash.’
    • ‘The era was also one of prosperity and affluence, an era of material plenty.’
    • ‘Much greater wealth is concentrated in ever-decreasing numbers of centres of affluence.’
    • ‘Now, in our new climate of national affluence, wealth and all its trappings seem available to anybody determined enough to have them.’
    wealth, prosperity, opulence, fortune, richness, luxury, plenty
    riches, money, cash, lucre, resources, assets, possessions, property, substance, means, deep pockets
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