Definition of prosperity in US English:

prosperity

noun

  • The state of being prosperous.

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

/präˈsperədē//prɑˈspɛrədi/