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Adjective: flourishing  flur-i-shing [N. Amer], flú-ri-shing [Brit]
  1. Very lively and profitable
    "flourishing businesses";
    - booming, palmy, prospering, prosperous, roaring, thriving
Verb: flourish  flur-ish [N. Amer], flú-rish [Brit]
  1. Grow vigorously
    "business is flourishing";
    - boom, thrive, expand
  2. Make steady progress; be at the high point in one's career or reach a high point in historical significance or importance
    "The new student is flourishing";
    - thrive, prosper, fly high, bloom, flower
  3. Move or swing back and forth
    "She flourished her gun";
    - brandish, wave

See also: successful

Type of: change state, displace, grow, move, turn

Encyclopedia: Flourishing