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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishaffluentaf‧flu‧ent /ˈæfluənt/ ●○○ adjective formal  RICHhaving plenty of money, nice houses, expensive things etc syn wealthy affluent familiesan affluent society/area etc the affluent Côte d'Azursee thesaurus at richaffluence noun [uncountable]
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affluentThey say that the pack reached only the more affluent areas where house prices averaged £150,000.Often we produce just the opposite, because the affluent become the most intense users of the service.Spatial mobility tends to be highest amongst the most affluent groups on the one hand and the most poor on the other.They tend to be more mature, more responsible, and to come from more affluent homes.I had been guilty of this when my children were small in the early 1960s and living the affluent life.Other companies are turning to television, which offers access to a much broader but less affluent market.an affluent neighborhoodAs people become more affluent, so their standard and style of living improves.Consumer goods are a symbol of prestige in an affluent society.We drove through affluent suburbs with large houses and tree-lined streets.Leland added: Since none the less the gentry of the vicinity were anything but affluent, the profits may have been largely illusory.Of course it seems hard in our affluent times that the poor miner should have to suffer all of these deductions.an affluent society/area etcBut in an affluent society the problem of poverty is fundamentally different from what it is in an underdeveloped economy.
From Longman Business Dictionaryaffluentaf‧flu‧ent /ˈæfluənt/ adjective having plenty of money, a nice house, expensive things etcThe students mainly come from affluent families.The town is located in a relatively affluent area, with the average income 15% above the national average.In today’s affluent society people are increasingly buying things they don’t really need.affluence noun [uncountable]The demand for luxury goods reflects the growing affluence of the local population.
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