If you have a new car, a new high-paying job, and some flashy new shoes, then you could be described as prosperous, meaning you have material success that seems like it will continue to grow.

The adjective prosperous often describes a person or a person’s future, but it can apply to anything that’s experiencing growth and success. Prosperous derives from the Latin word prosperus, meaning “doing well.” Great pronouns of this happy word include golden, well-heeled, flourishing, and thriving.

Definitions of prosperous
  1. adjective
    in fortunate circumstances financially; moderately rich
    “a prosperous family”
    synonyms: comfortable, easy, well-fixed, well-heeled, well-off, well-situated, well-to-do
    possessing material wealth
  2. adjective
    very lively and profitable
    “a prosperous new business”
    synonyms: booming, flourishing, palmy, prospering, roaring, thriving
    having succeeded or being marked by a favorable outcome
  3. adjective
    marked by peace and prosperity
    synonyms: golden, halcyon
    enjoying or showing or marked by joy or pleasure
  4. adjective
    presaging or likely to bring good luck
    “a prosperous moment to make a decision”
    synonyms: favorable, favourable, golden, lucky
    presenting favorable circumstances; likely to result in or show signs of success
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