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[ pro-sper-i-tee ]


, plural pros·per·i·ties.
  1. a successful, flourishing, or thriving condition, especially in financial respects; good fortune.
  2. prosperities, prosperous circumstances, characterized by financial success or good fortune.


/ prɒˈspɛrɪtɪ /


  1. the condition of prospering; success or wealth

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  • nonpros·peri·ty noun

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Word History and Origins

Origin of prosperity1

First recorded in 1175–1225; Middle English prosperite, from Old French, from Latin prosperitās; prosperous, -ity

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Example Sentences

In the short term, this could mean a comeback in 2021, boosting Bilgram’s chances of sharing his liquor across the country and continuing to take part in the burgeoning prosperity that lured him here.

From Ozy

We have to rebuild our economy so that it creates more prosperity, for more people, and ensures that American workers can compete in an increasingly competitive global economy.

From Quartz

Leading thinkers like Francis Fukuyama touted the benefits of globalization, saying it would bring democracy and prosperity to the developing world.

From Time

Then, that burst of prosperity after the second world war, termed the Great Acceleration, and our stuff increased several-fold to a little over half a trillion tons by the end of the century.

You battled the back stabbers & our enemies & remade the world in peace & prosperity.

Prior to that, he spent years as a vice president at the influential conservative non-profit Americans for Prosperity.

Americans for Prosperity (AFP), funded by the Koch Brothers, has multiple Pinocchios for its ads, mainly for distorting Obamacare.

So enter billionaires two and three: Charles and David Koch and their Americans for Prosperity group.

Prosperity, Herodotus reminded us, “never abides long in one place.”

Diana G. Carew is an economist and director of the Young American Prosperity Project at the Progressive Policy Institute.

Prosperity is a good thing, but you, at least, know what he has aimed at stands high above that.

Prosperity seems to have been the blessing of the Old Testament, as adversity was the blessing of the New.

Prosperity is with the large circulations, and a large circulation is no test of merit.

He treated Prosperity as if it were a local issue, instead of a plank in the National Platform.

It gets a man to Prosperity Landing in a hurry, providing he doesn't hit anything bigger than he is.


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More About Prosperity

What does prosperity mean?

Prosperity is success or the state of success, especially financial or material success.

Prosperity often implies success in terms of wealth, health, and happiness. But it can also be used more broadly.

The verb prosper means to achieve prosperity. Someone who achieves prosperity can be described as prosperous.

The word prosperity is often paired with words like peace and wealth, such as when wishing people well, as in May your year be full of peace and prosperity. 

Example: You can achieve prosperity through dedication and hard work.

Where does prosperity come from?

The first records of the word prosperity come from around 1200. It comes from the Latin prosperitās. The suffix -ity is used to form abstract nouns indicating a state or condition. The verb prosper comes from the Latin prosperāre, meaning “to make happy.”

To say that someone has achieved prosperity usually implies that they have achieved financial wealth, but it almost usually implies that they have found happiness or contentment in their success. In other words, to achieve prosperity is usually to succeed in a healthy way—to thrive. The word is most often used in the context of a people’s careers and successful businesses.

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How is prosperity used in real life?

Prosperity is usually used in a positive way to refer to financial success that brings happiness. It’s somewhat formal compared to a synonym like success.



Try using prosperity!

Which of the following words is NOT a synonym of prosperity?

A. failure
B. wealth
C. success
D. prosperousness




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