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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)


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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