affluent affluent  /ˈæ flu ənt/

Definition(s):

  1. (adj) having an abundant supply of money or possessions of value
  2. (n) a branch that flows into the main stream
  3. (n) an affluent person; a person who is financially well off

Usage(s):

  1. In the recent months there has been a spate of kidnappings in the affluent quarter of the city.
  2. Despite an sluggish economy, the appetite for luxury goods seems to be only growing in the affluent section of the society.
  3. It is better that the affluent do a reality check and earnestly think of redistributing wealth to the unfortunate.

News

  1. Cho Yong Pil: Meet the K-Pop Legend

    Cho Yong Pil’s Seoul office in the affluent Seocho-dong neighborhood is surprisingly neat and tidy given all that's inside. The room is packed with...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Billboard

  2. Just three years after first iPad’s debut, 34% of Americans own tablets

    Sometimes it’s hard to believe that tablets have only been around for a little more than three years. The New York Times reports that the latest numbers from the Pew Research Center show that 34% of all Americans over the age of 18 own a tablet, or nearly double the 18% share who owned tablets in April 2012. The Times notes that tablet adoption is growing fastest among “more affluent households ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: BGR News via Yahoo! News

  3. Fox Chapel superintendent retiring as degree questioned

    The superintendent of an affluent Pittsburgh-area school district has announced she'll retire, as questions about her doctoral degree have been raised.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: WTAE-TV Pittsburgh

Quotes

  1. Benedict said his Christmas message applied to "wherever an increasingly uncertain future is regarded with apprehension, even in affluent nations."
    on Dec 25, 2008 By: Pope Benedict XVI Source: FOXNews

  2. "Dubai offers a unique opportunity for Bloomingdale's," Lundgren said in a statement. "It is a fast-growing, affluent marketplace that has emerged as an international destination for tourism, sporting events and business."
    on Sep 22, 2008 By: Terry Lundgren Source: International Herald Tribune

  3. David Willetts, the opposition Conservative party' shadow cabinet member responsible for the family, said it would be "extremely dangerous if marriage became something only for the affluent elite" and advocated steps to bolster marriage.
    on Dec 24, 2009 By: David Willetts Source: Times of India

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