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prosperous

adjective uk   /ˈprɒs.pər.əs/ us    /ˈprɑː.spɚ-/
C1 successful, usually by earning a lot of money: In a prosperous country like this, no one should go hungry.
prosperously
adverb uk   /-li/ us  
Translations of “prosperous”
in Korean 번영한…
in Arabic مُزْدَهِر…
in Portuguese próspero…
in Catalan pròsper…
in Japanese 成功した, 繁盛した, 順調な…
in Italian prospero…
in Chinese (Traditional) 繁榮的, 富裕的…
in Russian процветающий, преуспевающий…
in Turkish başarılı, zengin, müreffeh…
in Chinese (Simplified) 繁荣的, 富裕的…
in Polish prosperujący, zamożny…
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