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Antonyms for prosperous
ˈprɒs pər əspros·per·ous

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Wiktionary

  1. prosperousadjective

    Synonyms:
    affluent, favorable, rich, well-to-do, successful, wealthy, well off

  2. prosperousadjective

    characterized by success

    Trading Babe Ruth was far more prosperous for the Yankees than for the Red Sox.

    Synonyms:
    well off, rich, successful, well-to-do, affluent, favorable, wealthy

  3. prosperousadjective

    well off; affluent

    He was raised in a very prosperous household.

    Synonyms:
    well off, affluent, well-to-do, successful, favorable, rich, wealthy

  4. prosperousadjective

    favorable

    He chose a prosperous lottery number that evening.

    Synonyms:
    favorable, well-to-do, affluent, successful, well off, wealthy, rich

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. prosperous

    A man is successful in any case if he achieves or gains what he seeks; he is known as a successful man if he has achieved or gained worthy objects of endeavor; he is fortunate or lucky if advantages have come to him without or beyond his direct planning or achieving. Lucky is the more common and colloquial, fortunate the more elegant word; fortunate is more naturally applied to the graver matters, as we speak of the fortunate, rather than the lucky, issue of a great battle; lucky more strongly emphasizes the element of chance, as when we speak of a lucky hit, a lucky guess, or of one as "born under a lucky star." Favored is used in a religious sense, implying that one is the object of divine favor. Happy, in this connection, signifies possessed of the means of happiness. One is said to be happy or prosperous whether his prosperity be the result of fortune or of achievement; prospered rather denotes the action of a superintending Providence.

    Antonyms:
    broken, crushed, fallen, ill-starred, miserable, unfortunate, unhappy, unlucky, woful, wretched

    Synonyms:
    favored, fortunate, happy, lucky, prospered, successful

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. prosperous

    Synonyms:
    successful, fortunate, thriving, well off, well to do, happy, lucky

Princeton's WordNet

  1. comfortable, easy, prosperous, well-fixed, well-heeled, well-off, well-situated, well-to-doadjective

    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"

    Antonyms:
    unsuccessful, unpropitious, poor, unhappy

    Synonyms:
    flourishing, thriving, promiscuous, comfy, favourable, easy, wanton, sluttish, booming, well-heeled, soft, well-to-do, well-situated, lucky, palmy, loose, well-off, favorable, well-fixed, comfortable, leisurely, light, roaring, halcyon, gentle, prospering, easygoing, golden

  2. booming, flourishing, palmy, prospering, prosperous, roaring, thrivingadjective

    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"

    Antonyms:
    unpropitious, poor, unhappy, unsuccessful

    Synonyms:
    flourishing, thriving, well-heeled, stentorian, easy, halcyon, golden, well-to-do, well-situated, palmy, booming, well-off, favourable, well-fixed, comfortable, favorable, roaring, lucky, prospering

  3. golden, halcyon, prosperousadjective

    marked by peace and prosperity

    "a golden era"; "the halcyon days of the clipper trade"

    Antonyms:
    unsuccessful, unpropitious, poor, unhappy

    Synonyms:
    flourishing, thriving, well-heeled, gilded, easy, aureate, favorable, fortunate, well-situated, well-to-do, halcyon, palmy, booming, well-off, favourable, gold, comfortable, roaring, lucky, gilt, prospering, well-fixed, golden

  4. golden, favorable, favourable, lucky, prosperousadjective

    presaging or likely to bring good luck

    "a favorable time to ask for a raise"; "lucky stars"; "a prosperous moment to make a decision"

    Antonyms:
    unpropitious, poor, unhappy, unsuccessful

    Synonyms:
    flourishing, thriving, well-heeled, well-disposed, gilded, easy, aureate, favorable, fortunate, friendly, well-situated, well-to-do, halcyon, palmy, booming, well-off, favourable, gold, comfortable, roaring, lucky, gilt, prospering, well-fixed, golden

How to use prosperous in a sentence?

  1. Oscar Auliq-Ice:

    We will only secure a prosperous, peaceful and liveable planet if we harness economic growth and development to social solidarity across and between generations.

  2. Primo Levi:

    The future of humanity is uncertain, even in the most prosperous countries, and the quality of life deteriorates; and yet I believe that what is being discovered about the infinitely large and infinitely small is sufficient to absolve this end of the century and millennium. What a very few are acquiring in knowledge of the physical world will perhaps cause this period not to be judged as a pure return of barbarism.

  3. John Polga-Hecimovich:

    Venezuela has gone from being one of the most prosperous countries in the hemisphere to one where people are crossing the border to sell their hair.

  4. Ben Carson:

    I am confident that the five remaining candidates can rise above the sophomoric attacks of past encounters and have a serious discussion about substantive issues and how we will lead our nation forward toward a more prosperous and secure future, america's children and grandchildren are depending on us to fight for them and future generations, not fight each other.

  5. Former President Jimmy Carter:

    The Chinese must understand that America would like to see a peaceful, prosperous, and free China and that we do not wish to undermine the rise of China, similarly, Americans need to understand that China differs from the Soviet Union that we faced in the Cold War.

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#2535broken
#7488fallen
#12840unfortunate
#14263crushed
#14572unhappy
#17102miserable
#17103unsuccessful
#21540prosperous
#30945wretched
#32663unlucky

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