Definition of moneyed in US English:



  • 1Having much money; affluent.

    ‘the industrial revolution created a new moneyed class’
    • ‘This is a laid back clubby bar that attracts middle class Russians and moneyed ex-pats plus local and foreign students into techno and acid jazz.’
    • ‘War against a foreign country only happens when the moneyed classes think they are going to profit from it.’
    • ‘It is the corporate media that reaps the profits from the billions of dollars spent on candidate advertising ‘donated’ by the monied insiders.’
    • ‘Their ‘code of honor’ is as straightforward as the Mafia's: Always protect ideological kinfolk; always reward monied friends.’
    • ‘Like her own family, her clients would have been from the monied classes, with cash to spend on expensive beauty treatments.’
    • ‘One needn't indulge utopian fantasies about abolishing government corruption or dealing a death blow to the power of monied interests in politics.’
    • ‘Many of these schools do not live up to the popular stereotype of being well endowed and sought by the monied middle class.’
    • ‘It's the nicest one in town, with real trees, lovely Victorian red-brick houses, and a real - if young, monied and clearly fabricated - community.’
    • ‘The environmental movement also shared a damning feature with the cause of media reform: There were no powerful monied interests that would benefit by its success.’
    • ‘Her main aim, she said, was some high-end shopping, including a crocodile handbag from a Bangkok store, a pastime once limited to monied Hong Kong businessmen.’
    • ‘Well I think - we used to think of elites as kind of the monied class.’
    • ‘It's built around the monied classes who've benefited tremendously by the emptying of the federal treasury into their pockets.’
    • ‘The people buying them are monied people and that will have a significant effect on the local economy.’
    • ‘The working class is seen, if seldom heard, in this film devoted to New Delhi's monied and globe-trotting elite which does not allow even a wedding to interfere with its weekend golf.’
    • ‘Mainstream films, in the end, always look like lifestyle advertisements, flaunting cover-model babes, expensive cars and other trappings of the monied classes.’
    • ‘As the place began to fill with various loud rucks of monied students, the relaxing atmosphere was slowly, but surely, poisoned.’
    • ‘The audience sometimes seems to consist of monied people who go to the opera because that's what people in their socioeconomic position do.’
    • ‘In civics classes, world politicians are elected to serve their constituencies and the nation, not to serve as errand boys for the moneyed classes.’
    • ‘So far we know that, with hidden monied backers, he led a legal attack in the courts against a rival political party.’
    • ‘And the upper class of Bahamians are monied families who have made their money illegitimately and then tried to buy respect.’
    1. 1.1 Characterized by affluence.
      ‘a moneyed lifestyle’
      • ‘For instance, exactly how many movies - a far more vast, monied and powerful medium with an enormous number of admirers - have truly altered the course of human events?’
      • ‘She admires the actress who can go back and forth between large and small movies, gaining audience recognition for her blockbuster roles and bringing that cache to less monied projects.’
      • ‘I remembered a beautiful little pub behind the Union Chapel called the Compton Arms - like a country boozer in the middle of a monied part of north London.’
      • ‘The press is the hired agent of a monied system, and set up for no other purpose than to tell lies where their interests are involved.’
      rich, wealthy, affluent, cash rich, well-to-do, well off, with deep pockets, prosperous, in clover, opulent, of means, of substance
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