A person who owns a multimillion dollar company and lives in a mansion is an example of an affluent person.
Affluent homes; affluent living.
The affluent society.
Origin of affluent
- Middle English abundant, flowing from Old French from Latin affluēns affluent- present participle of affluere to abound in ad- ad- fluere to flow bhleu- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- Middle French affluent, from Latin affluentem, accusative singular of affluēns, present active participle of affluō (“flow to or towards; overflow with”), from ad (“to, towards”) + fluō (“flow”) (cognate via latter to fluid, flow). Sense of “wealthy” (plentiful flow of goods) c. 1600, which also lead to nominalization affluence.
- Only relation to antonym indigent is common Latinate suffix + -ent.