\ ˈrō-zē How to pronounce rosy (audio) \
rosier; rosiest

Definition of rosy

1a : 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

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rosiness noun

Examples of rosy in a Sentence

rosy and cheerful after a day outside in the snow that's a particularly rosy view of the economic situation, and one that may not be justified
Recent Examples on the Web Yet the fatality rate among Russia’s front-line health professionals, who keep their own records, is about 16 times as high as in comparable countries, which suggests that the official figures are much too rosy. The Economist, "Anatomy of lies Russia’s covid-19 outbreak is far worse than the Kremlin admits," 21 May 2020 The picture still isn't rosy: Southwest expects its revenue to be down between 85% to 90% in May compared to a year ago. Chris Isidore, CNN, "People are flying again ... sort of," 19 May 2020 The outlook for jobs in the oil and gas sector isn’t much rosier. Kate Aronoff, The New Republic, "How Democrats Can Win Coal Country—and the 2020 Election," 19 May 2020 Things have been less rosy at Brodard Chateau, the more upscale, modern Vietnamese branch that Dang-Haller manages in Garden Grove. Los Angeles Times, "Surviving the Shutdown: Brodard Restaurant keeps feeding Little Saigon," 23 Apr. 2020 How this plays out The picture for gender equality is by no means rosy. Cassie Werber, Quartz at Work, "The Covid-19 recession will hurt women more, but it might nudge them toward equality," 15 Apr. 2020 The pandemic is not going to be as rosy for everyone, so experts recommend that co-parents be creative. NBC News, "Sheltering in place — with your ex-wife? Pandemic poses extra challenges for divorced parents," 14 Apr. 2020 For nearly everyone in the business, hair is askew and cheeks less rosy. Joe Flint, WSJ, "When TV Anchors Work From Home, a Lot Can Go Wrong," 31 Mar. 2020 Farther south, on both sides of the Alaska Range, things are not quite as rosy for moose. John Schandelmeier, Anchorage Daily News, "A snowy winter can make things harder for some of Alaska’s moose," 15 Feb. 2020

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First Known Use of rosy

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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“Rosy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rosy. Accessed 5 Jun. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of rosy

: having a pink color
: having or producing hope for success or happiness in the future
\ ˈrō-zē How to pronounce rosy (audio) \
rosier; rosiest

Kids Definition of rosy

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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