opulent opulent  /ˈɑp jə lənt/

Definition(s):

  • (adj) rich and superior in quality

Usage(s):

  1. When the dead king's palace was thrown open for public viewing, the citizens realised the scale of opulence and profligacy of the royalty.
  2. The party thrown in honor of Donald's fifth marriage was obscenely opulent.
  3. The opulent lifestyle of the rich and the famous was in sharp contrast with the dank and dismal dwellings of the unfortunate refugees.

News

  1. Howie Mandel's Malibu house designed for any Californian whose heart is still stuck on the East Coast.

    Any billionaire looking for a prime New York residence and can loosen up enough cash to pay outright the $125 million price tag for the Pierre Penthouse, will have acquired one of the most lavish and opulent landmark apartments in the world.
    on June 20, 2013     Source: Norwalk Reflector

  2. Movies opening this week

    Opening Friday"Becoming Traviata" (NR): Director Jean-Francois Sivadier brings a post-punk approach to Verdi's opulent masterpiece, "La Traviata.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: San Jose Mercury News

  3. Driving the Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse, the World's Fastest Roadster

    There simply aren¿t enough superlatives to describe the Bugatti Veyron. Calling it fast, opulent and stupidly expensive does not convey the unbridled lunacy of the world¿s fastest car. It¿s even harder to describe driving a Veyron, because there is nothing else like it on the planet.                
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Wired News

Quotes

  1. "Nowhere in all America," wrote Herman Melville, "will you find more patrician-like houses, parks, and gardens more opulent, than in New Bedford . . . all these brave houses and flowery gardens came from the Atlantic, Pacific, and Indian...
    on Aug 13, 2007 By: Herman Melville Source: Boston Globe (registration)

  2. "It's all about inconspicuous elegance - the new style isn't loaded down or opulent," said designer Christiane Wirth of Ilsenburg, Germany, who designs her own bridal gowns.
    on Jan 21, 2009 By: Wirth Source: Earthtimes (press release)

  3. Manish added "The Influence avant-garde restaurant will have my signature design and great amount of detailing as I have also styled the uniforms of the staff. I have extensively used gold, beige and wood to create an opulent ambience. Chennai...
    on Dec 23, 2008 By: Manish Malhotra Source: Chennai Online

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