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prosperous

[ pros-per-uhs ]
/ ˈprɒs pər əs /
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adjective
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.
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Origin of prosperous

First recorded in 1400–50; late Middle English, from Latin prosperus

OTHER WORDS FROM prosperous

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How to use prosperous in a sentence

  • Prosperously, but not noticeably otherwise; he thought, in black.

    Great Expectations|Charles Dickens

British Dictionary definitions for prosperous

prosperous
/ (ˈprɒspərəs) /

adjective
flourishing; prospering
rich; affluent; wealthy
favourable or promising

Derived forms of prosperous

prosperously, adverbprosperousness, noun
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