One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Having the appearance of wealth.‘a prosperous-looking gentleman’
well groomed, stylish, wealthy-lookingView synonyms
- ‘Anyone driving through East Lancashire on the M65 can see plenty of prosperous-looking new industrial buildings.’
- ‘Across the street, at the southwest corner of Spring and Temple, is the prosperous-looking International Savings and Exchange Bank Building.’
- ‘The prosperous-looking outgoing editor cleared his throat and spoke with feeling about the newspaper whose control he was relinquishing after 16 years.’
- ‘When I went in to take a look one day, the only customer was a prosperous-looking lady, who perched on the edge of a sofa.’
- ‘A person renting or buying a piece of property which displays a healthy and prosperous-looking garden is immediately put into a more favorable frame of mind and is willing to pay more for the place.’
- ‘Bankers knew that prosperous-looking banks inspired depositors to have confidence in their institutions, and to want to take part in the institution's prosperity.’
- ‘When the first watches appeared, children would stand on the street corner, waiting to ask any prosperous-looking passer-by if he could tell them the time.’
- ‘At the top, the most conspicuous building was a prosperous-looking tire-repair shop.’
- ‘The tables were well filled with prosperous-looking diners.’
- ‘He looks around at a roomful of loudly chatting, cheerfully eating, prosperous-looking folk.’
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