prosperous

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Etymology[edit]

Old French prosperer, from Latin prosperare, to cause to succeed, from prosperus, favorable, from Old Latin pro spere, according to expectation, from pro, for, and spes, hope

Adjective[edit]

prosperous (comparative more prosperous, superlative most prosperous)

  1. characterized by success
    Trading Babe Ruth was far more prosperous for the Yankees than for the Red Sox.
  2. well off; affluent
    He was raised in a very prosperous household.
  3. favorable
    He chose a prosperous lottery number that evening.

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