unprosperous

adjective
un·​pros·​per·​ous | \ ˌən-ˈprä-sp(ə-)rəs How to pronounce unprosperous (audio) \

Definition of unprosperous

: not flourishing or prosperous especially : not marked by success or economic well-being an unprosperous family/town

First Known Use of unprosperous

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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