Definition of wealthy in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈwɛlθi/

adjective (wealthier, wealthiest)

Having a great deal of money, resources, or assets; rich: the wealthy nations of the world (as plural noun the wealthy) the burden of taxation on the wealthy
More example sentences
  • The rich are almost obscenely wealthy, while the poor live in shocking conditions.
  • Now lives will be lost unless wealthy nations are prepared to act on a larger scale than ever before.
  • The level of public support for the arts is much lower than it is in other wealthy nations.
rich, affluent, moneyed, cash rich, well off, with deep pockets, well-to-do, prosperous, comfortable, opulent, propertied, of means, of substance, in clover, plutocratic;
North American  silk-stocking
British informal minted
informal well heeled, rolling in it/money, in the money, made of money, filthy rich, stinking rich, loaded, flush, on easy street, quids in, worth a packet/bundle
Australian/New Zealand informal financial
informal, dated oofy



Pronunciation: /ˈwɛlθɪli/
Example sentences
  • George Taille du Voltaire was a man who had everything, a young girl who he knew would grow in beauty and marry wealthily, a wonderful, a beautiful wife that he loved, and money to support three generations.
  • Some are wealthily dressed, expressing their opinions in conversation with other people.
  • He spied a wealthily dressed man in the crowd and tapped on his son's shoulder.

Words that rhyme with wealthy

healthy, stealthy

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