noun, plural pros·per·i·ties.
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Origin of prosperity
OTHER WORDS FROM prosperitynon·pros·per·i·ty, noun
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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 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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What are some other forms related to prosperity?
- prosper (verb)
What are some synonyms for prosperity?
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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.
Wow. An architect looks at #COVID19 & asks, "Will we have learned anything when we spill out onto the streets? This can be the beginning of a new way of life. Our continued prosperity is at stake—as is the way we work & make a home out of this earth."https://t.co/7LLOqWtAUT
— Laurie Garrett (@Laurie_Garrett) April 19, 2020
Eid mubarak, Pakistan! Wishing you peace and prosperity. May the positives always outweigh the negatives. Love, love and more love.
— Yusra Askari (@YusraSAskari) August 9, 2013
Canada 🇨🇦 joins Kazakhstan 🇰🇿 in celebrating the Day of Languages of the People of Kazakhstan 🇰🇿. Both, Canada and Kazakhstan, preserve and promote multiculturalism, diversity and respect for languages and traditions as a cornerstone of our countries’ wealth and prosperity. pic.twitter.com/BOBblhgJWw
— Canada in Kazakhstan (@CanEmbKZ) September 20, 2020
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Example sentences from the Web for prosperity
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.When Dead Beer Walks: A Dane in Vietnam Turns Strange Brew Into Craft Gin|Eugene Robinson|February 12, 2021|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.Janet Yellen’s greatest mistakes will haunt her toughest job yet|Roya Wolverson|January 26, 2021|Quartz
Leading thinkers like Francis Fukuyama touted the benefits of globalization, saying it would bring democracy and prosperity to the developing world.The World's Biggest Problems Are Interconnected. Here's How We Can Solve Them This Decade|Justin Worland|January 22, 2021|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.Anthropocene: Human-Made Materials Now Weigh as Much as All Living Biomass, Say Scientists|Jan Zalasiewicz|December 24, 2020|Singularity Hub
You battled the back stabbers & our enemies & remade the world in peace & prosperity.How Geraldo Rivera, the sensationalist showman of ’80s TV, became the voice of election reason on Fox News|Jeremy Barr, Elahe Izadi|December 17, 2020|Washington Post
Prior to that, he spent years as a vice president at the influential conservative non-profit Americans for Prosperity.Influential Conservative Behind Housing Complaint Targeting GOP Senator|Ben Jacobs|May 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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.How Young People are Being Left Out of the Economic Recovery|Diana G. Carew|January 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Prosperity is a good thing, but you, at least, know what he has aimed at stands high above that.Winston of the Prairie|Harold Bindloss
Prosperity seems to have been the blessing of the Old Testament, as adversity was the blessing of the New.Beacon Lights of History, Volume II|John Lord
Prosperity is with the large circulations, and a large circulation is no test of merit.American Sketches|Charles Whibley
He treated Prosperity as if it were a local issue, instead of a plank in the National Platform.Humanly Speaking|Samuel McChord Crothers
It gets a man to Prosperity Landing in a hurry, providing he doesn't hit anything bigger than he is.Blow The Man Down|Holman Day