Meaning of wealthy in English:


Pronunciation /ˈwɛlθi/

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adjectivewealthier, wealthiest

  • Having a great deal of money, resources, or assets; rich.

    ‘the wealthy nations of the world’
    • ‘the burden of taxation on the wealthy’
    • ‘The rich are almost obscenely wealthy, while the poor live in shocking conditions.’
    • ‘Now lives will be lost unless wealthy nations are prepared to act on a larger scale than ever before.’
    • ‘The level of public support for the arts is much lower than it is in other wealthy nations.’
    • ‘Most of us here are from an incredibly privileged section of a very wealthy nation.’
    • ‘There is not a great deal America, or other countries of the wealthy west, can do about this.’
    • ‘Some of the middlemen did become wealthy, but they lived and spent their money in the towns.’
    • ‘So there you have it: an extremely wealthy young man spends a lot of money at the bookies.’
    • ‘She died a wealthy woman, leaving her money to religious institutions and charities.’
    • ‘The wealthy would rather spend their money on a good tax accountant than give it to the chancellor.’
    • ‘However, there is bad news for wealthy families who use trusts to shelter assets from tax.’
    • ‘There are a lot of wealthy people who work in Leeds and Bradford and live in Craven and we are calling on them to help.’
    • ‘Mirrors used to be an extremely expensive accessory, only affordable by the wealthy.’
    • ‘The son of a wealthy Greek businessman, he expected his command to be instantly obeyed.’
    • ‘His grandmother was a wealthy lady who lived in Hull and originally bought the paintings.’
    • ‘Under this President, he said, the tax burden of the wealthy has gone down and that of the middle class has gone up.’
    • ‘Now the losses are enormous and you'd have to be seriously wealthy to cover them.’
    • ‘Never even having owned a house in his life, Stewart became a very wealthy man overnight.’
    • ‘There are very few wealthy countries that are not also stable liberal democracies.’
    • ‘It is great if you are wealthy enough to be able to afford to send your children to an independent school.’
    • ‘Considering how much they ate, it is a wonder wealthy Victorians were not all huge.’
    rich, affluent, moneyed, cash rich, well off, with deep pockets, well-to-do, prosperous, comfortable, opulent, propertied, of means, of substance, in clover, plutocratic
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