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UK [ˈwelθɪ] / US adjective
Word forms "wealthy":
adjective wealthy comparative wealthier superlative wealthiest
a) a wealthy person, organization, or country is one that has a large amount of money, land, and other valuable things

Many wealthy businessmen contribute to political parties.

b) the wealthy people who are wealthy

Only the very wealthy could afford to travel abroad.


English dictionary. 2014.

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