rosy

adjective \ ˈrō-zē \
Updated on: 9 Nov 2017

Definition of rosy

rosier; rosiest
1 a :of the color rose
b :having a pinkish usually healthy-looking complexion :blooming
c :marked by blushes
2 :characterized by or tending to promote optimism
  • a rosy outlook

rosiness

noun

Examples of rosy in a Sentence

  1. rosy and cheerful after a day outside in the snow

  2. that's a particularly rosy view of the economic situation, and one that may not be justified

Recent Examples of rosy from the Web

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First Known Use of rosy

14th century



ROSY Defined for English Language Learners

rosy

adjective

Definition of rosy for English Language Learners

  • : having a pink color

  • : having or producing hope for success or happiness in the future


ROSY Defined for Kids

rosy

adjective \ ˈrō-zē \

Definition of rosy for Students

rosier; rosiest
1 :having a pink color
  • Gabriel's rosy cheeks stayed pink, even when he slept.
  • —Lois Lowry, The Giver
2 :promising, hopeful
  • He's a good student with a rosy future.


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