Definitions

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  • adj. Not prosperous.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Not prosperous.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Unprosperous.

Etymologies

im- +‎ prosperous (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Autumn, may (as some practise it) be cut within three or four inches of the ground the Spring following, which the new cyon will suddenly repair in clusters, and tufts of fair poles of twenty, or sometimes thirty foot long: But I rather should spare them till two or three years after, when they shall have taken strong hold, and may be cut close to the very earth, the improsperous and feeble ones especially.

    Sylva, Vol. 1 (of 2) Or A Discourse of Forest Trees

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