What is the opposite of prosperous?

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Opposite of bringing wealth and success
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“After yet another unsuccessful venture, he felt like the American dream was eluding him.”
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Opposite of having great (financial) wealth
“Even without the rags and the apparent mistreatment of being held there, the man looked the perfect part of the poor man.”
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Opposite of promising or advantageous in nature
“Her start in life was inauspicious, enough to put many kids on the downward slope as soon as they were out of nappies.”
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Opposite of rich and profuse in growth
“Bohemian Waxwings breed in open areas and edges of boreal forests, often in places with sparse tree cover above brushy understory.”
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Opposite of having a period of great prosperity or rapid economic growth
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Opposite of marked by growth in the state of well-being
“After a short period of prosperity, the country's economy is now weakening again.”
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(of one's future) Opposite of likely to be successful or prosperous
“The economy was on a downturn and the country's future looked bleak.”
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Opposite of large in magnitude or number
“In an age where little was attempted beyond the registration of fact, he had reached the conception of history.”
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(general) Opposite of having favorable consequences
“Not properly disposing of plastics can be detrimental to the environment.”
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Opposite of that makes a profit
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Opposite of rich and profuse in growth
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Opposite of usual for or appropriate to a particular season of the year
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