from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Possessing or exhibiting great wealth; affluent.
  • adj. Characterized by rich abundance; luxuriant.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. luxuriant, and ostentatiously magnificent
  • adj. rich, sumptuous and extravagant

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Having a large estate or property; wealthy; rich; affluent.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Wealthy; rich; affluent; having large means.
  • Unstinted; plentiful; abundant; profuse.
  • Blooming; brilliant; splendid.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. rich and superior in quality


Latin opulentus; see op- in Indo-European roots.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)



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  • Also I read this word in Blood Promise by Richelle Mead, "The room I woke up in was opulent."

    October 1, 2010

  • Beautiful quotation Bilby.

    October 4, 2008

  • When, sick of all the sorrow and distress
    That flourished in the City like foul weeds,
    I sought blue rivers and green, opulent meads,
    And leagues of unregarded loneliness
    Whereon no foot of man had seemed to press,
    I did not know how great had been my needs,
    How wise the woodland's gospels and her creeds,
    How good her faith to one long comfortless.

    - Charles Hanson Towne, 'The City'.

    October 4, 2008