rosier; rosiest
: of the color rose
: having a pinkish usually healthy-looking complexion : blooming
: marked by blushes
: characterized by or tending to promote optimism
a rosy outlook
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 In tribute to that heritage, Chanel is releasing four pink editions—two J12s and two Boyfriend models—decorated liberally with the rosy hue. Allen Farmelo, Robb Report, 9 Apr. 2024 For makers of cognac, vodka and aperitifs, however, the outlook isn’t as rosy. Chloé Meley, Fortune Europe, 8 Apr. 2024 Their memories of that era have surely been made rosier by their frustrations with President Biden, who has been a much more proactive regulator. Jonathan Mahler Edoardo Ballerini Emma Kehlbeck Joel Thibodeau, New York Times, 7 Apr. 2024 In a previous Instagram post shared on Wednesday, March 20, Bieber seemingly teased another shade of her forthcoming blushes, this one in a deeper, rosier hue. Catherine Santino, Peoplemag, 3 Apr. 2024 Yet the strip loin, dense and rosy, resists being typecast as safely straightforward. Tom Sietsema, Washington Post, 22 Mar. 2024 Think the graceful curves of a sphere planter paired with round rosy fronds, or curating a juxtaposition of a bonsai-esque statement plant with delicate saucers—the combinations are endless! Kristin Guy, Sunset Magazine, 5 Mar. 2024 However, negative undercurrents are building that will upend those rosy hopes. John S. Tobey, Forbes, 28 Mar. 2024 Staff know their stuff, pointing out the fresh hearts of palm next to the rosy duck breast, imbued with cardamom and orange, and the nubby coat on the fried branzino, a crust made of coconut and plantains. Tom Sietsema, Washington Post, 26 Mar. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

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

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The first known use of rosy was in the 14th century

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“Rosy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition


rosier; rosiest
: of the color rose
: promising, hopeful
the outlook was rosy
rosy prospects

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