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ˈɒp yə lənsop·u·lence

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. luxury, luxuriousness, opulence, sumptuousnessnoun

    wealth as evidenced by sumptuous living


  1. opulencenoun


  2. opulencenoun

    abundance, bounty, profusion

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Opulence, Opulencynoun

    Wealth; riches; affluence.

    Etymology: opulence, Fr. opulentia, Latin.

    It must be a discovery of the infinite flatteries that follow youth and opulency. William Shakespeare, Tim. of Athens.

    After eight years spent in outward opulency and inward murmur, that it was not greater; after vast sums of money and great wealth gotten, he died unlamented. Edward Hyde.

    He had been a person not only of great opulence, but authority. Francis Atterbury.

    There in full opulence a banker dwelt,
    Who all the joys and pangs of riches felt;
    His side board glitter’d with imagin’d plate,
    And his proud fancy held a vast estate. Jonathan Swift.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of opulence in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of opulence in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of opulence in a Sentence

  1. Erik Pevernagie:

    The invulnerable, matchless and exclusive live a life like dazzling fish in a scintillating seascape behind glass. Everybody may admire them, nobody can touch them and there is no fear or guilt in overexposing opulence and fortune.( "Keeping up with the Joneses")

  2. Paula Twidale:

    The Trump International’s not only close to the Capitol, but you get into an opulence, pampering. The Trump International’s like The Four Seasons on steroids.

  3. Doug Larson:

    Utility is when you have one telephone, luxury is when you have two, opulence is when you have three - and paradise is when you have none.

  4. Anthon St Maarten:

    We have created a manic world nauseous with the pursuit of material wealth. Many also bear their cross of imagined deprivation, while their fellow human beings remain paralyzed by real poverty. We drown in the thick sweetness of our sensual excess, and our shameless opulence, while our discontent souls suffocate in the arid wasteland of spiritual deprivation.

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