View definitions for affluence


noun as in wealth

Discover More

Example Sentences

Financial security certainly influences our well-being when it comes to satisfying our basic needs and standard of living, but in general, research shows affluence is a weak predictor of happiness.

For Tenev and his 35-year-old cofounder, Baiju Bhatt, long-term success—including profitability and a public offering—depends on guiding those traders toward affluence.

From Fortune

A native of Ashtabula, Ohio, on the shores of Lake Erie, he grew up in relative affluence, insulated from the struggles of a region in the throes of a massive steel industry contraction.

Suffice it to say, the neighborhood with its easy access to the city’s commercial facilities translates to the affluence of Iucundus and the opulence of his house.

Interestingly enough, in spite of his affluence, Iucundus was not actually member of the ruling political elite of Pompeii.

Jazz is linked in the mind of marketers with affluence, but the economics of jazz have never been worse.

Jazz is now a codeword for sophistication and classiness, even affluence.

There were no nightclubs, thanks to the Baptists, and there was scant affluence to create boating and nights at fancy restaurants.

Obesity is spreading like wildfire through the developing world, in line with rising affluence.

Perhaps the Obamas help make it clear, also, that in our times, black affluence and success are far from rare.

From affluence he came to want, and in his old age a fund was raised sufficient to purchase him an annuity of £600 a year.

(p. 243) Snuff-manufacturing has in some cases been attended with considerable affluence.

The change which Mrs. —-- experienced was from affluence to abject poverty, from power to sudden helplessness.

Such an offer meant affluence to a needy household like ours, in those days especially.

The affluence of beauty of some of these is indeed marvellous.


On this page you'll find 32 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to affluence, such as: abundance, prosperity, fortune, luxury, opulence, and plenty.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.