English Synonyms and Antonyms
Enough is relative, denoting a supply equal to a given demand. A temperature of 70° Fahrenheit is enough for a living-room; of 212° enough to boil water; neither is enough to melt iron. Sufficient, from the Latin, is an equivalent of the Saxon enough, with no perceptible difference of meaning, but only of usage, enough being the more blunt, homely, and forcible word, while sufficient is in many cases the more elegant or polite. Sufficient usually precedes its noun; enough usually and preferably follows. That is ample which gives a safe, but not a large, margin beyond a given demand; that is abundant, affluent, bountiful, liberal, plentiful, which is largely in excess of manifest need. Plentiful is used of supplies, as of food, water, etc.; as, "a plentiful rain," Ps. lxviii, 9. We may also say a copious rain; but copious can be applied to thought, language, etc., where plentiful can not well be used. Affluent and liberal both apply to riches, resources; liberal, with especial reference to giving or expending. (Compare synonyms for ADEQUATE.) Affluent, referring especially to riches, may be used of thought, feeling, etc. Neither affluent, copious, nor plentiful can be used of time or space; a field is sometimes called plentiful, not with reference to its extent, but to its productiveness. Complete expresses not excess or overplus, and yet not mere sufficiency, but harmony, proportion, fitness to a design, or ideal. Ample and abundant may be applied to any subject. We have time enough, means that we can reach our destination without haste, but also without delay; if we have ample time, we may move leisurely, and note what is by the way; if we have abundant time, we may pause to converse with a friend, to view the scenery, or to rest when weary. Lavish and profuse imply a decided excess, oftenest in the ill sense. We rejoice in abundant resources, and honor generous hospitality; lavish or profuse expenditure suggests extravagance and wastefulness. Luxuriant is used especially of that which is abundant in growth; as, a luxuriant crop.
abounding, abundant, adequate, ample, bounteous, bountiful, complete, copious, enough, exuberant, full, generous, large, lavish, liberal, luxuriant, overflowing, plenteous, plentiful, profuse, replete, rich, sufficient, teeming
Plentiful in resources.
an affluent person; a person who is financially well off
"the so-called emerging affluents"
feeder, tributary, confluent, affluentadjective
a branch that flows into the main stream
affluent, flush, loaded, moneyed, wealthyadjective
having an abundant supply of money or possessions of value
"an affluent banker"; "a speculator flush with cash"; "not merely rich but loaded"; "moneyed aristocrats"; "wealthy corporations"
wet, squiffy, crocked, fuddled, tight, flush(p), wealthy, plastered, smashed, ladened, soused, cockeyed, loaded, monied, soaked, moneyed, stiff, besotted, laden, slopped, pie-eyed, blotto, pissed, blind drunk, sloshed, sozzled, flush, pixilated
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How to use affluent in a sentence?
If you happen to be in an affluent community, there's a lot more money for the schools, better facilities, everything. All that does is perpetuate the situation, wouldn't it make more sense to put the money in a pot and redistribute it throughout the country so that public schools are equal, whether you're in a poor area or a wealthy area?
The travesty of truth about the mentality of majority of people in society is that an affluent and self-indulgent person who does not believe oneself in the beauty of heart can pompously talk at length about the humanity from the public dais or social media and gain the support of a big population in plenty.
Their offer is targeted at those who are less affluent and that suits me. Taking care of this group and creating better social and labor conditions for them is good - it will benefit Poland's economy and the country as a whole.
Go ahead, don't tell me when to go. Your community has done enough, okay? You can shake your head. Our community does not have to kiss the ring of affluent people ... in order to see our curriculum reflected in the classroom.
The only truly affluent are those who do not want more than they have.
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- охолен, богаташ, вливащ се, богат, изобиленBulgarian
- reich, begütert, Geldsack, Reicher, wohlhabend, reichlichGerman
- adinerado, abundante, ricachón, afluente, ricoSpanish
- varakas, runsasFinnish
- richard, abondant, affluent, richeFrench
- tehetős, gazdagHungarian
- 裕福, 金満家, 金持ちJapanese
- вливаться, зажиточный, обильный, богач, состоятельный, богатый, изобильныйRussian
- богаташ, imućnik, bogataš, имућан, имућник, imućanSerbo-Croatian
- öveflödande, riklig, välbärgad, rik, förmögenSwedish
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