Prosperous vs. Happy: What's the Difference?
Prosperous and Happy Definitions
Having success; flourishing
A prosperous new business.
Enjoying, showing, or marked by pleasure, satisfaction, or joy
A happy child.
The happiest day of my life.
A prosperous family.
Happy to help.
A prosperous moment to make a decision.
Characterized by good luck
A happy sequence of events.
Characterized by success.
Being especially well-adapted; felicitous
A happy turn of phrase.
Well off; affluent.
He was raised in a very prosperous household.
Characterized by a spontaneous or obsessive inclination to use something. Often used in combination
He chose a prosperous lottery number that evening.
Enthusiastic about or involved with to a disproportionate degree. Often used in combination
Tending to prosperity; favoring; favorable; helpful.
A happy passage and a prosperous wind.
Having a feeling arising from a consciousness of well-being or of enjoyment; enjoying good of any kind, such as comfort, peace, or tranquillity; blissful, contented, joyous.
Music makes me feel happy.
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 bearProsperous or adverse.
Experiencing the effect of favourable fortune; favored by fortune or luck; fortunate, lucky, propitious.
In fortunate circumstances financially; moderately rich;
They were comfortable or even wealthy by some standards
A prosperous family
His family is well-situated financially
Well-to-do members of the community
Content, willing, satisfied (with or to do something); having no objection (to something).
Are you happy to pay me back by the end of the week?
Yes, I am happy with the decision.
Very lively and profitable;
A palmy time for stockbrokers
A prosperous new business
Doing a roaring trade
A thriving tourist center
Did a thriving business in orchids
(Of acts, speech, etc.) Appropriate, apt, felicitous.
A happy coincidence
Marked by peace and prosperity;
A golden era
The halcyon days of the clipper trade
(in combination) Favoring or inclined to use.
Tending to favor or bring good luck;
Miracles are auspicious accidents
A favorable time to ask for a raise
A prosperous moment to make a decision
Dexterous, ready, skilful.
Implying 'May you have a happy ~' or similar; used in phrases to wish someone happiness or good fortune at the time of a festival, celebration, or other event or activity.
Happy birthday!, Happy Fourth of July!, Happy anniversary!, Happy job-hunting!
A happy event, thing, person, etc.
Often followed by up: to become happy; to brighten up, to cheer up.
Often followed by up: to make happy; to brighten, to cheer, to enliven.
Favored by hap, luck, or fortune; lucky; fortunate; successful; prosperous; satisfying desire; as, a happy expedient; a happy effort; a happy venture; a happy omen.
Chymists have been more happy in finding experiments than the causes of them.
Experiencing the effect of favorable fortune; having the feeling arising from the consciousness of well-being or of enjoyment; enjoying good of any kind, as peace, tranquillity, comfort; contented; joyous; as, happy hours, happy thoughts.
Happy is that people, whose God is the Lord.
The learned is happy Nature to explore,The fool is happy that he knows no more.
Dexterous; ready; apt; felicitous.
One gentleman is happy at a reply, another excels in a in a rejoinder.
Enjoying or showing or marked by joy or pleasure or good fortune;
A happy smile
Spent many happy days on the beach
A happy marriage
Experiencing pleasure or joy;
Happy you are here
Pleased with the good news
Marked by good fortune;
A felicitous life
A happy outcome
Satisfied; enjoying well-being and contentment;
Felt content with her lot
Quite happy to let things go on as they are
Exaggerated feeling of well-being or elation
Well expressed and to the point;
A happy turn of phrase
A few well-chosen words
A felicitous comment