thriving

adjective
thriv·​ing | \ ˈthrī-viŋ How to pronounce thriving (audio) \

Definition of thriving

: characterized by success or prosperity a thriving business

Other Words from thriving

thrivingly \ ˈthrī-​viŋ-​lē How to pronounce thriving (audio) \ adverb

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Examples of thriving in a Sentence

our new landscaping business is thriving the once thriving downtown has fallen into steep decline since the new mall was built
Recent Examples on the Web Working people need safe and healthy workplaces with livable wages that allow a thriving quality of life. Daniel Olayiwola, Fortune, 24 May 2022 One luxury category that’s thriving is private aviation, which saw a 300-percent increase in new customers as a result of the pandemic. Emma Reynolds, Robb Report, 24 May 2022 This third Kawakami co-translation from Bett and Boyd contains ample evidence of a thriving collaboration. Idra Novey, The Atlantic, 22 May 2022 Flash forward 12 years, and Austin FC has become a thriving soccer city with vibrant support and financial backing, headlined by Academy Award-winning actor Matthew McConaughey. Austin David, Orlando Sentinel, 21 May 2022 As the future of work continues shifting, a thriving HR department will become more important than ever. Pavel Podkorytov, Forbes, 20 May 2022 The centenarians were young children when White Tulsans formed a lynch mob in 1921 and attacked the Greenwood District, a thriving Black hub of commerce and home to multiple millionaires. Nicole Chavez, CNN, 19 May 2022 The agency grew into a thriving operation with offices in Los Angeles, New York and London. Mike Barnes, The Hollywood Reporter, 18 May 2022 Few things are as disturbing as being a new parent and learning that your infant child is not thriving. James Freeman, WSJ, 13 May 2022 See More

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First Known Use of thriving

1604, in the meaning defined above

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28 May 2022

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“Thriving.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/thriving. Accessed 29 May. 2022.

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