prosperous

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From Middle French prospereus, from Old French prosperer, from Latin prosperare (to cause to succeed), from Old Latin pro spere ("according to expectation"), from pro (for)+ spes (hope)

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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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