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Date: 1500-1600
Language: Latin
Origin: opulentus, from ops 'power, help'

opulent

adjective
     
op‧u‧lent formal
1 very beautiful, with a lot of decoration, and made from expensive materials [= luxurious]:
evening dresses in opulent fabrics
2 very rich and spending a lot of money:
Europe's opulent elite
opulence noun [uncountable]
the size and opulence of the rooms

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