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

adj in fortunate circumstances financially; moderately rich

“a prosperous family”
comfortable, easy, well-fixed, well-heeled, well-off, well-situated, well-to-do
possessing material wealth

adj very lively and profitable

“a prosperous new business”
booming, flourishing, palmy, prospering, roaring, thriving
having succeeded or being marked by a favorable outcome

adj marked by peace and prosperity

golden, halcyon
enjoying or showing or marked by joy or pleasure

adj presaging or likely to bring good luck

“a prosperous moment to make a decision”
favorable, favourable, golden, lucky
presenting favorable circumstances; likely to result in or show signs of success

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