having or characterized by financial success or good fortune; flourishing; successful: a prosperous business.
well-to-do or well-off: a prosperous family.
favorable or propitious.

1400–50; late Middle English < Latin prosperus

prosperously, adverb
prosperousness, noun
nonprosperous, adjective
nonprosperously, adverb
nonprosperousness, noun
overprosperous, adjective
overprosperously, adverb
overprosperousness, noun
pseudoprosperous, adjective
pseudoprosperously, adverb
quasi-prosperous, adjective
quasi-prosperously, adverb
superprosperous, adjective
unprosperous, adjective
unprosperously, adverb
unprosperousness, noun

1. thriving. 2. wealthy, rich. 3. fortunate, lucky, auspicious. Unabridged
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prosperous (ˈprɒspərəs)
1.  flourishing; prospering
2.  rich; affluent; wealthy
3.  favourable or promising

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Word Origin & History

mid-15c., "tending to bring success," from obsolete Fr. prospereus (15c.), from prosperer (see prosper). The sense of "flourishing" is first recorded late 15c.
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Example sentences
But the problem with his quiet, prosperous family life is that it's boring.
Then they returned home to build a prosperous society.
No magazine could have had a more brilliant and prosperous start, or one which
  gave better promise for continued success.
The crisis brought pain, but also healthy changes that cleared the decks for
  more prosperous growth and innovation.
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