- having or characterized by financial success or good fortune; flourishing; successful: a prosperous business.
- well-to-do or well-off: a prosperous family.
- favorable or propitious.
Origin of prosperous
1400–50; late Middle English < Latin prosperus
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1. thriving. 2. wealthy, rich. 3. fortunate, lucky, auspicious.
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Examples from the Web for prosperously
Prosperously, but not noticeably otherwise; he thought, in black.Great Expectations
- flourishing; prospering
- rich; affluent; wealthy
- favourable or promising
Word Origin and History for prosperously
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