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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.”
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.”
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.”
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.”
Opposite of having a period of great prosperity or rapid economic growth
Opposite of advantageous to one's aims or goals
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.”
(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.”
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.”
Opposite of having wealth, especially newly acquired wealth
Opposite of characterized by prosperity or affluence
“It was a slow year for the business and the reason why the cash equivalent assets increased is that the stock inventory of unsold products from the previous year rolled forward to this year.”
Opposite of rich and profuse in growth
Opposite of affluent people who have (wealth) collectively
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