prosperous

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adjective pros·per·ous \ˈpräs-p(ə-)rəs\

Definition of prosperous

  1. 1 :  auspicious, favorable

  2. 2a :  marked by success or economic well-beingb :  enjoying vigorous and healthy growth :  flourishing

prosperously

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prosperousness

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Examples of prosperous in a Sentence

  1. The company had a prosperous year.

  2. He predicted a prosperous future.

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Origin and Etymology of prosperous

Middle English, from Medieval Latin prosperosus, from Latin prosperus


First Known Use: 15th century


PROSPEROUS Defined for English Language Learners

prosperous

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adjective

Definition of prosperous for English Language Learners

  • : having success usually by making a lot of money


PROSPEROUS Defined for Kids

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adjective pros·per·ous \ˈprä-spə-rəs\

Definition of prosperous for Students

  1. 1 :  having or showing success or financial good fortune

  2. 2 :  strong and healthy in growth a prosperous town



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