Affluence Definition

ăflo͝o-əns, ə-flo͝o-
noun
A plentiful supply of material goods; wealth.
American Heritage
A flowing toward; influx.
Webster's New World
A great quantity; an abundance.
American Heritage
Great plenty; abundance.
Webster's New World
A flowing to or toward a point; afflux.
American Heritage
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Origin of Affluence

  • Only relation to antonym indigence is common Latinate suffix; affluence only acquired sense of wealth in 16th century English and French, while indigent meant “poor” in Latin.

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  • From Old French affluence, from Latin affluentia

    From Wiktionary

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