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  • 1Having much money; affluent.

    ‘the industrial revolution created a new moneyed class’
    • ‘Mainstream films, in the end, always look like lifestyle advertisements, flaunting cover-model babes, expensive cars and other trappings of the monied classes.’
    • ‘Well I think - we used to think of elites as kind of the monied class.’
    • ‘And the upper class of Bahamians are monied families who have made their money illegitimately and then tried to buy respect.’
    • ‘Like her own family, her clients would have been from the monied classes, with cash to spend on expensive beauty treatments.’
    • ‘Many of these schools do not live up to the popular stereotype of being well endowed and sought by the monied middle class.’
    • ‘In civics classes, world politicians are elected to serve their constituencies and the nation, not to serve as errand boys for the moneyed classes.’
    • ‘War against a foreign country only happens when the moneyed classes think they are going to profit from it.’
    • ‘It's built around the monied classes who've benefited tremendously by the emptying of the federal treasury into their pockets.’
    • ‘This is a laid back clubby bar that attracts middle class Russians and moneyed ex-pats plus local and foreign students into techno and acid jazz.’
    • ‘As the place began to fill with various loud rucks of monied students, the relaxing atmosphere was slowly, but surely, poisoned.’
    • ‘Their ‘code of honor’ is as straightforward as the Mafia's: Always protect ideological kinfolk; always reward monied friends.’
    • ‘The people buying them are monied people and that will have a significant effect on the local economy.’
    • ‘The environmental movement also shared a damning feature with the cause of media reform: There were no powerful monied interests that would benefit by its success.’
    • ‘The working class is seen, if seldom heard, in this film devoted to New Delhi's monied and globe-trotting elite which does not allow even a wedding to interfere with its weekend golf.’
    • ‘The audience sometimes seems to consist of monied people who go to the opera because that's what people in their socioeconomic position do.’
    • ‘Her main aim, she said, was some high-end shopping, including a crocodile handbag from a Bangkok store, a pastime once limited to monied Hong Kong businessmen.’
    • ‘It's the nicest one in town, with real trees, lovely Victorian red-brick houses, and a real - if young, monied and clearly fabricated - community.’
    • ‘So far we know that, with hidden monied backers, he led a legal attack in the courts against a rival political party.’
    • ‘One needn't indulge utopian fantasies about abolishing government corruption or dealing a death blow to the power of monied interests in politics.’
    • ‘It is the corporate media that reaps the profits from the billions of dollars spent on candidate advertising ‘donated’ by the monied insiders.’
    1. 1.1Characterized by affluence.
      ‘a moneyed lifestyle’
      • ‘The press is the hired agent of a monied system, and set up for no other purpose than to tell lies where their interests are involved.’
      • ‘I remembered a beautiful little pub behind the Union Chapel called the Compton Arms - like a country boozer in the middle of a monied part of north London.’
      • ‘For instance, exactly how many movies - a far more vast, monied and powerful medium with an enormous number of admirers - have truly altered the course of human events?’
      • ‘She admires the actress who can go back and forth between large and small movies, gaining audience recognition for her blockbuster roles and bringing that cache to less monied projects.’
      rich, wealthy, affluent, cash rich, well-to-do, well off, with deep pockets, prosperous, in clover, opulent, of means, of substance
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/ˈmənēd/ /ˈmənid/