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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [wel awf, of]
    • /wɛl ɔf, ɒf/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [wel awf, of]
    • /wɛl ɔf, ɒf/

Definitions of well-off word

  • adjective well-off having sufficient money for comfortable living; well-to-do. 1
  • adjective well-off in a satisfactory, favorable, or good position or condition: If you have your health, you are well-off. 1
  • adjective well-off Someone who is well-off is rich enough to be able to do and buy most of the things that they want. 0
  • adjective well-off The well-off are people who are well-off. 0
  • adjective well-off in a comfortable or favourable position or state 0
  • adjective well-off financially well provided for; moderately rich 0

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Origin of well-off

First appearance:

before 1725
One of the 49% newest English words
First recorded in 1725-35

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Parts of speech for Well-off


well-off popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 40% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 52% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

Synonyms for well-off

adj well-off

  • at rest — not moving; still
  • de luxe — (esp of products, articles for sale, etc) rich, elegant, or sumptuous; superior in quality, number of accessories, etc
  • filthy rich — foul with, characterized by, or having the nature of filth; disgustingly or completely dirty.
  • flush — a hand or set of cards all of one suit. Compare royal flush, straight flush.

adjective well-off

  • fat — File Allocation Table
  • gracious — pleasantly kind, benevolent, and courteous.
  • leisured — having leisure: the leisured classes.
  • loaded — bearing or having a load; full: a loaded bus.
  • opulent — characterized by or exhibiting opulence: an opulent suite.

Antonyms for well-off

adj well-off

  • hapless — unlucky; luckless; unfortunate.
  • hexed — to bewitch; practice witchcraft on: He was accused of hexing his neighbors' cows because they suddenly stopped giving milk.
  • ill-starred — doomed to misfortune or disaster; ill-fated; unlucky: an ill-starred enterprise.

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