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 Dictionary entry overview: What does flourishing mean? 

FLOURISHING (adjective)
  The adjective FLOURISHING has 2 senses:

1. having or showing vigorous vegetal or animal life
2. very lively and profitable

  Familiarity information: FLOURISHING used as an adjective is rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

FLOURISHING (adjective)

Sense 1flourishing [BACK TO TOP]


Having or showing vigorous vegetal or animal life


flourishing; growing; thriving

Context examples:

flourishing crops / flourishing chicks / a growing boy / fast-growing weeds / a thriving deer population


healthy (having or indicating good health in body or mind; free from infirmity or disease)

Sense 2flourishing [BACK TO TOP]


Very lively and profitable


roaring; prospering; palmy; booming; thriving; flourishing; prosperous

Context examples:

flourishing businesses / a palmy time for stockbrokers / a prosperous new business / doing a roaring trade / a thriving tourist center / did a thriving business in orchids


successful (having succeeded or being marked by a favorable outcome)

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