Both Uses of
The Great Gatsby
- The interior was unprosperous and bare; the only car visible was the dust-covered wreck of a Ford which crouched in a dim corner.
p. 25..1unprosperous = not looking successful or goodstandard prefix: The prefix "un-" in unprosperous means not and reverses the meaning of prosperous. This is the same pattern you see in words like unhappy, unknown, and unlucky.
- I was immediately struck by the number of young Englishmen dotted about; all well dressed, all looking a little hungry, and all talking in low, earnest voices to solid and prosperous Americans.
p. 42..2 *prosperous = financially successful
(prosperous) successful or good -- especially with regard to finances or wealth