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Definition of "prosperous" []

  • Having success; flourishing: a prosperous new business. (adjective)
  • Well-to-do; well-off: a prosperous family. (adjective)
  • Propitious; favorable: a prosperous moment to make a decision. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "prosperous" in a sentence
  • ""I've never seen so much hurt on the street in prosperous Maryland," Ehrlich said."
  • "Even in prosperous times (e.g., the 90s, which were very good to Michigan as a whole) Detroit continued to collape."
  • "Though he does not say so, a haunted country grown prosperous from the export of precision machine tools may have a brighter future than Britain, for all its clear conscience and financial wizardry."