flourishing

adjective flour·ish·ing \ ˈflər-i-shiŋ , ˈflə-rish \

Definition of flourishing

: marked by vigorous and healthy growth
  • a flourishing garden
: very active and successful
  • a flourishing career

flourishingly

adverb
    • flourishingly vibrant begonias
    • Even a few years ago, scientists had studied only a handful of galactic specimens. But recently, galaxy collections have grown flourishingly.
    • —Ann Finkbeiner

First Known Use of flourishing

14th century

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