opulence opulence  /ˈɑp jə ləns/


  • (n) wealth as evidenced by sumptuous living



  1. It was a time when, despite the opulence of gifts in many homes, the people sang with fervor, in a peculiar popular ditty, that they just wanted to keep what they had.
  2. The opulence of coats hand-beaded with Van Gogh irises or sunflowers matched the boom times of the mid-1980s.
  3. An opening concert was headlined by legendary Spanish soprano Montserrat Caball, as if to personify the harmoniousness and opulence Kazakhstan wants to project.


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    So Leonardo DiCaprio didn't embody pure opulence enough for you as Jay Gatsby or Calvin Candie? Try Jordan Belfort, an actual guy who made almost $1 million a week working/lawbreaking in finance in the nineties. Because DiCaprio only appears in trailers scored by Kanye West no matter how jarring the ... More »
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  1. "My dream ...... is to see a country without extreme poverty, without children begging in the streets, a nation without opulence but dignified and happy," Correa said.
    on Jan 14, 2007 By: Rafael Correa Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. As Adam Smith wrote in The Wealth of Nations, for most rich people, "the chief enjoyment of riches consists in the parade of riches, which in their eye is never so complete as when they appear to possess those decisive marks of opulence which nobody...
    on Oct 12, 2007 By: Adam Smith Source: Fort Worth Star Telegram

  3. "Chanel, Schiaparelli, Balenciaga and Dior all did extraordinary things. But they worked within a particular style. Yves Saint Laurent is much more versatile, like a combination of all of them. He's got the form of Chanel with the opulence of Dior...
    on Jun 2, 2008 By: Christian Lacroix Source: Enews 2.0

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