- Having success; flourishing: a prosperous new business.
- Well-to-do; well-off: a prosperous family.
- Propitious; favorable: a prosperous moment to make a decision.
prosperousness pros'per·ous·ness n.
- Improving, growing, or succeeding steadily: booming, boomy, flourishing, prospering, roaring, thrifty, thriving. See thrive/fail/exist.
- Enjoying steady good fortune or financial security: comfortable, easy, well-heeled, well-off, well-to-do. Informal well-fixed. Idioms: comfortably off, in clover, on easy street. See rich/poor, thrive/fail/exist.
- Occurring at a fitting or advantageous time: auspicious, favorable, opportune, propitious, seasonable, timely, well-timed. See luck/misfortune/chance.
Definition: promising, advantageous
Antonyms: disadvantageous, hopeless, unpromising, unprosperous
Definition: successful, thriving
Antonyms: depressed, failing, losing, poor, unprosperous, unsuccessful
IN BRIEF: Being successful financially.
It is very difficult for the prosperous to be humble. — Jane Austen (1775-1817)
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