pros‧per‧ous formal
rich and successful:
a prosperous landowner
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rich, well-off, wealthy, affluent, prosperous
Rich is a very direct way of saying that someone has a lot of money and possessions one of the richest women in America Well-off means fairly rich, so you can buy most things. People are more likely to describe themselves as 'well-off' than 'rich' My parents were pretty well-off.Wealthy is a slightly more formal word meaning rich, especially over a long period of time He came from a wealthy family.Affluent and prosperous are fairly formal words, often used to describe societies where the economy is successful and the standard of living is good.Affluent means rich enough to have things like expensive cars and holidays People are becoming increasingly affluent.Prosperous means rich and successful the more prosperous regions of the countrySee also rich

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