unusually wealthy

This page is about the collocation unusually wealthy

collocation pattern: adverb + adjective

Meaning

much wealthier than other people in the same position or with the same job

For example

  • Politicians who become unusually wealthy are almost always corrupt.

  • I didn't say he'd stolen government money. I just said he's unusually wealthy.

Note:
Often used in relation to wealth gained from corruption or white-collar crime.

Quick Quiz

Being called "unusually wealthy" implies wealth was gained by

a. being dishonest

b. being unusual

c. being clever

Contributor: Matt Errey