Definition of prosperity in US English:

prosperity

noun

  • The state of being prosperous.

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