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well-to-do

well-to-do
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Transcription

    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [wel too doo]
    • /wษ›l tu du/
    • /หŒwel.tษ™หˆduห/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [wel too doo]
    • /wษ›l tu du/

Definitions of well-to-do word

  • adjective well-to-do prosperous; rich. 1
  • adjective well-to-do wealthy, rich 1
  • adjective well-to-do A well-to-do person is rich enough to be able to do and buy most of the things that they want. 0
  • adjective well-to-do The well-to-do are people who are well-to-do. 0
  • adjective well-to-do moderately wealthy 0
  • adjective well-to-do prosperous; well-off; wealthy 0

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Origin of well-to-do

First appearance:

before 1815
One of the 39% newest English words
First recorded in 1815-25

Historical Comparancy

Parts of speech for Well-to-do

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation

well-to-do popularity

This term is known only to a narrow circle of people with rare knowledge. Only 6% of English native speakers know the meaning of this word.
According to our data most of word are more popular. This word is almost not used. It has a much more popular synonym.

Synonyms for well-to-do

adj well-to-do

  • at ease โ€” If you are at ease, you are feeling confident and relaxed, and are able to talk to people without feeling nervous or anxious. If you put someone at their ease, you make them feel at ease.
  • cursive โ€” of or relating to handwriting in which letters are formed and joined in a rapid flowing style
  • de luxe โ€” (esp of products, articles for sale, etc) rich, elegant, or sumptuous; superior in quality, number of accessories, etc
  • easy โ€” not hard or difficult; requiring no great labor or effort: a book that is easy to read; an easy victory.

noun well-to-do

  • monied โ€” moneyed.
  • haves โ€” The wealthy or privileged, contrasted to those who are poor or deprived: the have nots.

adjective well-to-do

  • fat โ€” File Allocation Table
  • leisured โ€” having leisure: the leisured classes.
  • opulent โ€” characterized by or exhibiting opulence: an opulent suite.
  • wealthy โ€” having great wealth; rich; affluent: a wealthy person; a wealthy nation.

Antonyms for well-to-do

adj well-to-do

  • beggared โ€” a person who begs alms or lives by begging.
  • down and out โ€” downward; going or directed downward: the down escalator.
  • down-and-out โ€” without any money, or means of support, or prospects; destitute; penniless.
  • in-solvent โ€” not solvent; unable to satisfy creditors or discharge liabilities, either because liabilities exceed assets or because of inability to pay debts as they mature.

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