rosy

adjective \ ˈrō-zē \
|Updated on: 10 Jul 2018

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

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First Known Use of rosy

14th century

in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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ROSY Defined for English Language Learners

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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

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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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