\ ˈrō-zē \
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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Other Words from rosy

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

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For her part, Maxwell artfully arranged her blonde lengths into a messy fishtail braid, which was swung to one side and accented by light pink makeup hues, from her rosy blush to a glossy wet lip. Jenna Rennert, Vogue, "Irina Shayk and Stella Maxwell Do Holiday BFF Beauty Like True Supermodels," 13 Dec. 2018 The Princess wore a sheer layer of foundation, with a rosy blush swept high across her cheekbones. Jenna Rosenstein, Harper's BAZAAR, "Princess Eugenie's Royal Wedding Look is A Masterclass In Bridal Makeup," 12 Oct. 2018 After prepping her face with moisturizer, makeup artist Andréa Tiller highlighted her face then contoured her cheeks with a soft, rosy blush. Lauren Valenti, Marie Claire, "The Secret Trick Amy Schumer Uses for Her Perfect Smoky Eye," 17 July 2015 Premium customers will see the rosier side of customized travel. Kristen Leigh Painter, Condé Nast Traveler, "How Air Travel Will Change in 2019," 13 Dec. 2018 This also boosts circulation, giving you a rosy tint sans makeup. 2. Elizabeth Denton, Seventeen, "How To Make Your Lips Look Bigger — Naturally," 6 Nov. 2018 In Kaliningrad and Sochi, the picture is less rosy, with average crowds of 10,000 and 8,500, respectively. James Ellingworth, The Seattle Times, "Russian clubs struggle to maintain World Cup momentum," 3 Sep. 2018 Pink quartz mica blurs imperfections and gives all three formulas a rosy glow, similar to the color of the Grand Tetons at sunrise and sunset. Celia Ellenberg, Vogue, "Meet the Powerful Natural Skin-Care Line That’s Making “Wildcrafted in Wyoming” a Thing," 29 Nov. 2018 Markle’s hair was pulled back in a low chignon and her cheeks were a rosy glow. Elizabeth Wellington,, "Royal wedding fashion: Meghan Markle sparkles in Clare Waight Keller for Givenchy | Elizabeth Wellington," 19 May 2018

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First Known Use of rosy

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

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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 \
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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