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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

1400–50; late Middle English <Latin prosperus

OTHER WORDS FROM prosperous

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Example sentences from the Web for prosperous

  • 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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