Definition of prosperous in English:

prosperous

adjective

  • 1Successful in material terms; flourishing financially.

    ‘prosperous middle-class professionals’
    • ‘You will be successful and prosperous in travels, and family and social life will be good.’
    • ‘He was born in Moscow, the son of a prosperous tea merchant, and grew up in Odessa.’
    • ‘A new prosperous middle class layer has emerged with no roots in the traditional way of life.’
    • ‘And the people became more prosperous, more assertive, more individualist.’
    • ‘Rather a major problem is that the financial gap between the prosperous and poorer classes has been widening.’
    • ‘As a result, business there boomed, housing construction soared, and the area became quite prosperous.’
    • ‘His sister Ann was born two years later and the family were reasonably prosperous with the bakery business being successful.’
    • ‘The place used to be very prosperous, producing high-quality wheat in ancient times.’
    • ‘A wise man once said that a strong middle class is the key ingredient to a prosperous and healthy democracy.’
    • ‘We want to ensure that our children's children inherit an economically prosperous country.’
    • ‘If they were successful, it supposedly meant they would have a prosperous life together.’
    • ‘What she uncovers is an epidemic of unimaginable proportions within the world's most prosperous nation.’
    • ‘An inventory taken at the time shows a very prosperous society.’
    • ‘But that is difficult, even for prosperous economies like those of Western Europe.’
    • ‘Today, it's a relatively stable democracy with one of the most prosperous agricultural economies in West Africa.’
    • ‘She was a prosperous merchant and creative free spirit, a poet and a wordsmith.’
    • ‘However, there can be no doubt that we are becoming more prosperous.’
    • ‘If we want a prosperous, successful nation the government has to start now and stop tinkering and thieving by stealth.’
    • ‘But in the long term it is difficult to see prosperous patients settling for second-class status.’
    • ‘By comparison, it makes even the moribund environmental market look relatively prosperous.’
    thriving, prospering, booming, burgeoning, successful, strong, vigorous, buoyant
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    1. 1.1 Bringing wealth and success.
      ‘we wish you a Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year’
      • ‘This is just a short note to wish you all a very successful, productive and prosperous New Year.’
      • ‘All these factors make for a prosperous future for hotels in this country.’
      • ‘Returning to the past is not a safe path to a prosperous future.’
      • ‘I would like to wish you all have a very happy, prosperous, wealthy and above all healthy New Year.’
      thriving, doing well, prospering, buoyant, expanding, flourishing, successful, strong, vigorous, productive, profitable, booming, burgeoning, fruitful, roaring, golden, palmy
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Origin

Late Middle English: from Old French prospereus, from Latin prosperus ‘doing well’.

Pronunciation

prosperous

/ˈprɒsp(ə)rəs/