Prosperous vs. Successful: What's the Difference?
Prosperous and Successful Definitions
Having success; flourishing
A prosperous new business.
Having a favorable outcome
A successful heart transplant.
A prosperous family.
Having obtained something desired or intended
Was successful in stopping the leak of oil.
A prosperous moment to make a decision.
Having achieved wealth or eminence
A successful architect.
Characterized by success.
Resulting in success; assuring, or promoting, success; accomplishing what was proposed; having the desired effect
A successful use of medicine;
A successful experiment;
A successful enterprise
Well off; affluent.
He was raised in a very prosperous household.
Resulting in success; assuring, or promotive of, success; accomplishing what was proposed; having the desired effect; hence, prosperous; fortunate; happy; as, a successful use of medicine; a successful experiment; a successful enterprise.
Welcome, nephews, from successful wars.
He chose a prosperous lottery number that evening.
Having succeeded or being marked by a favorable outcome;
A successful architect
A successful business venture
Tending to prosperity; favoring; favorable; helpful.
A happy passage and a prosperous wind.
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.
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
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
Marked by peace and prosperity;
A golden era
The halcyon days of the clipper trade
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