What is another word for the well-to-do?

Pronunciation: [ðə wˈɛltədˈuː] (IPA)

The well-to-do, also known as the affluent, prosperous, wealthy, or rich, are individuals or families that have considerable financial resources. They are often associated with luxury, opulence, and elegance. Other synonyms for the well-to-do include well-off, upscale, privileged, moneyed, and well-heeled. These terms describe people who have the means to achieve a comfortable lifestyle and can afford to spend money on high-end goods and services. The well-to-do often have lavish homes, expensive cars, and access to elite social circles. While these words are all similar, they each convey a slightly different nuance, yet they all describe a segment of society with considerable financial means.

What are the hypernyms for The well-to-do?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

Famous quotes with The well-to-do

  • Many times, people attack the well-to-do people. They see an opportunity.
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    Mao Zedong
  • Bums are the well-to-do of this day. They didn't have as far to fall.
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  • There are three forces on the side of life which require no exceptional mental endowment, which are not very rare at present, and might be very common under better social institutions. They are love, the instinct of constructiveness, and the joy of life. All three are checked and enfeebled at present by the conditions under which men live—not only the less outwardly fortunate, but also the majority of the well-to-do. Our institutions rest upon injustice and authority: it is only by closing our hearts against sympathy and our minds against truth that we can endure the oppressions and unfairnesses by which we profit. The conventional conception of what constitutes success leads most men to live a life in which their most vital impulses are sacrificed, and the joy of life is lost in listless weariness. Our economic system compels almost all men to carry out the purposes of others rather than their own, making them feel impotent in action and only able to secure a certain modicum of passive pleasure. All these things destroy the vigor of the community, the expansive affections of individuals, and the power of viewing the world generously. All these things are unnecessary and can be ended by wisdom and courage. If they were ended, the impulsive life of men would become wholly different, and the human race might travel towards a new happiness and a new vigor.
    Bertrand Russell

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