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Pronunciation:  'pr√Ęspurus

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  1. [adj]  tending to favor or bring good luck; "miracles are auspicious accidents"; "encouraging omens"; "a favorable time to ask for a raise"; "lucky stars"; "a prosperous moment to make a decision"
  2. [adj]  marked by peace and prosperity; "a golden era"; "the halcyon days of the clipper trade"
  3. [adj]  in fortunate circumstances financially; moderately rich; "they were comfortable or even wealthy by some standards"; "easy living"; "a prosperous family"; "his family is well-situated financially"; "well-to-do members of the community"
  4. [adj]  very lively and profitable; "flourishing businesses"; "a palmy time for stockbrokers"; "a prosperous new business"; "doing a roaring trade"; "a thriving tourist center"; "did a thriving business in orchids"

PROSPEROUS is a 10 letter word that starts with P.


 Synonyms: auspicious, booming, comfortable, easy, encouraging, favorable, favourable, flourishing, golden, halcyon, happy, lucky, palmy, propitious, prospering, rich, roaring, successful, thriving, well-fixed, well-heeled, well-off, well-situated, well-to-do



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Pros"per*ous\, a. [L. prosperus or prosper,
originally, answering to hope; pro according to + the root of
sperare to hope. See {Despair}.]
1. Tending to prosperity; favoring; favorable; helpful.

         A happy passage and a prosperous wind. --Denham.

2. Being prospered; advancing in the pursuit of anything
   desirable; making gain, or increase; thriving; successful;
   as, a prosperous voyage; a prosperous undertaking; a
   prosperous man or nation.

         By moderation either state to bear Prosperous or
         adverse.                              --Milton.

Syn: Fortunate; successful; flourishing; thriving; favorable;
     auspicious; lucky. See {Fortunate}. --
     {Pros"per*ous*ly}, adv. -- {Pros"per*ous*ness}, n.