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Definition of "wealthy" [wealth•y]

  • Having wealth; rich. See Synonyms at rich. (adjective)
  • Marked by abundance: a wealthy land. (adjective)
  • Well supplied: wealthy in compassion. (adjective)
  • Rich people considered as a group. Often used with the. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "wealthy" in a sentence
  • "Even when they do invest the money to acctually create jobs the increase in wealth for the non-wealthy is pretty small compared to the increace in wealth to the wealthy from the decreased taxes AND the subsequent return on investment from said investment of reduced taxes."
  • "In fact, in a direct contradiction to my joke above, increased taxes on the wealthy is a pro-growth option."
  • "Protecting the wealth of the wealthy is the only goal of Conservatism."