Definition of well off in English:

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well off

Pronunciation: /wɛlˈɒf/

adjective

1Wealthy: her family are quite well off (as plural noun the well-off) tax rises for the well-off
More example sentences
  • History suggests several steady, reliable ways to become well-off or even wealthy.
  • Both the wealthy and the moderately well-off use these trusts to minimise the amount of tax their estate will pay.
  • To attract well-off and wealthy customers, the company will need to offer better than average rates.
Synonyms
fortunate, lucky, comfortable, well placed, in a fortunate position, in a privileged position, thriving, successful, flourishing
informal sitting pretty
1.1In a favourable situation or circumstances: they were well off without her
More example sentences
  • There was a half-brother, too, a bad egg who was nevertheless well-off because of his father's fortunes.
  • Economic and agency theory also predict that unions will encourage strikes despite the relatively well-off positions of their members.
Synonyms
well supplied with, well stocked with, well furnished with, well equipped with;
(be well off for) have plenty of, have enough of

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