[ pro-sper-i-tee ]
/ prɒˈspɛr ɪ ti /
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noun, plural pros·per·i·ties.
a successful, flourishing, or thriving condition, especially in financial respects; good fortune.
prosperities, prosperous circumstances, characterized by financial success or good fortune.
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Origin of prosperity
1175–1225; Middle English prosperite<Old French <Latin prosperitās.See prosperous, -ity
OTHER WORDS FROM prosperitynon·pros·per·i·ty, noun
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How to use prosperity in a sentence
When the morning dawned, the Prosperities had already taken up a permanent abode with the family.
The Ashṭalakshmîs—the Eight Prosperities—entered the town that night and went house by house into every street.
British Dictionary definitions for prosperity
/ (prɒˈspɛrɪtɪ) /
the condition of prospering; success or wealth
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