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PROSPEROUS

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does prosperous mean? 

PROSPEROUS (adjective)
  The adjective PROSPEROUS has 4 senses:

1. in fortunate circumstances financially; moderately rich
2. very lively and profitable
3. marked by peace and prosperity
4. favoring or bringing good luck

  Familiarity information: PROSPEROUS used as an adjective is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


PROSPEROUS (adjective)


Sense 1prosperous [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

In fortunate circumstances financially; moderately rich

Synonyms:

well-to-do; well-situated; well-off; well-heeled; well-fixed; prosperous; comfortable; easy

Context examples:

they were comfortable or even wealthy by some standards / easy living / a prosperous family / his family is well-situated financially / well-to-do members of the community

Similar:

rich (possessing material wealth)


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Meaning:

Very lively and profitable

Synonyms:

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

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

Similar:

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


Sense 3prosperous [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Marked by peace and prosperity

Synonyms:

halcyon; golden; prosperous

Context examples:

a golden era / the halcyon days of the clipper trade

Similar:

happy (enjoying or showing or marked by joy or pleasure or good fortune)


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Meaning:

Favoring or bringing good luck

Synonyms:

lucky; favorable; favourable; prosperous; golden

Context examples:

a favorable time to ask for a raise / lucky stars / a prosperous moment to make a decision

Similar:

propitious (presenting favorable circumstances; likely to result in or show signs or success)


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