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Definition of Affluent


  1. Flowing to; flowing abundantly.
  2. Abundant; copious; plenteous; hence, wealthy; abounding in goods or riches.
  3. A stream or river flowing into a larger river or into a lake; a tributary stream.

Affluent Quotations

Without in any way minimising the economic and psychological blow that people experience when they lose their jobs, the unemployed in affluent countries still have a safety net, in the form of social security payments, and usually free healthcare and free education for their children. They also have sanitation and safe drinking water.
Peter Singer

But you know, if you live an affluent lifestyle, there are all types of trappings that are there that you have to be cognizant of, and you've got to try and communicate freely and gain understanding about and then keep moving on, because you know, sometimes lifestyles are chosen for us as opposed to us choosing them.
Julius Erving

Rich people in poor places want to show off their wealth. And their less affluent counterparts feel pressure to fake it, at least in public. Nobody wants the stigma of being thought poor.
Virginia Postrel

The green revolution has an entirely different meaning to most people in the affluent nations of the privileged world than to those in the developing nations of the forgotten world.
Norman Borlaug

The only truly affluent are those who do not want more than they have.
Erich Fromm
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Affluent Translations

affluent in German is reich, wohlhabend
affluent in Spanish is abundante
affluent in Swedish is mycket rik, biflod
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