Definition of prosperity in English:

prosperity

noun

  • The state of being prosperous.

    ‘a long period of prosperity’
    • ‘The mixed economy boomed, bringing unprecedented prosperity to the middle and working classes.’
    • ‘The country's continued prosperity is dependent on the opportunities and achievements of all its residents.’
    • ‘Is that a situation, too, where the relative prosperity is more apparent than real?’
    • ‘"First, science is vital to our country's continued future prosperity, " he said.’
    • ‘Fridges are also indicators of a nation's prosperity.’
    • ‘They have had formative years of almost uninterrupted prosperity, growth and success.’
    • ‘In the first half of the century, Pisa and the cities of Tuscany had enjoyed unprecedented prosperity.’
    • ‘In nativities, this eclipse promises fame, prosperity, health and peace of mind.’
    • ‘Ageing populations and rising prosperity across the world can only reinforce demand trends.’
    • ‘"To ensure the prosperity in this region, we have to build trust, " he said.’
    • ‘The university's future success is undoubtedly important for the city's prosperity.’
    • ‘Everyone knows it has brought prosperity, although that prosperity is not equally shared.’
    • ‘Maybe with their magical powers and position, they would bring great prosperity to the world.’
    • ‘Plans to increase prosperity in the region will automatically lead to a need for better housing conditions.’
    • ‘All need to be strongly represented to ensure the continued prosperity and success of the organisation.’
    • ‘The role of freedom in creating prosperity has been the central discovery of economics over the past two centuries.’
    • ‘The town's elite were retailers, whose prosperity depended on the railway freight rates.’
    • ‘Many gave up security and prosperity and returned from overseas to do so.’
    • ‘For the economy as a whole, innovation is the key to higher productivity and greater prosperity for all.’
    • ‘Education is still our number one priority, because Britain's future economic prosperity depends upon it.’
    wealth, success, profitability, affluence, riches, opulence, the good life, fortune, good fortune, ease, plenty, welfare, comfort, security, well-being
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Origin

Middle English: from Old French prosperite, from Latin prosperitas, from prosperus ‘doing well’.

Pronunciation

prosperity

/prɑˈspɛrədi//präˈsperədē/