\ 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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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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As developers are wont to do, Kushner paints a rosy future. Ephrat Livni, Quartz, "Jared Kushner’s Palestinian peace plan reads like a real estate developer’s brochure," 23 June 2019 The room was bathed in a rosy glow, setting an ethereal mood for the night. Elise Taylor, Vogue, "The Prada Resort After-Party Was Pretty, Pink, and Thumping," 3 May 2019 Photo: emmanuel dunand/Agence France-Presse/Getty Images In truth, England looked to have a rosy future in international soccer no matter what happened in Russia. Jonathan Clegg, WSJ, "How England Rewired Its Soccer DNA," 10 July 2018 Her skin is even-toned, hinting at a base layer of foundation, and her lips are unnaturally rosy (at least for her). Tatum Dooley, Teen Vogue, "This Is Why Jaclyn Hill, James Charles, and Laura Lee Don't Wear Makeup in Their Apology Videos," 17 June 2019 And just like that — nearly overnight — the city’s ailing financial outlook suddenly appeared rosy. Jason Henry, The Mercury News, "How Inglewood sidestepped voters when it took on millions in debt to cover up a deficit, then gave raises for executives," 8 June 2019 At closer look, Campbell’s earnings for the three months ended April 28 were less than rosy. Harold Brubaker,, "Shares spike, but Campbell Soup’s earnings offer little to cheer about," 5 June 2019 Vegas tends to have a little bit rosier outlook for the Cardinals in 2019. Jeremy Cluff, azcentral, "Arizona Cardinals will only win 2 games in 2019, prediction for NFL season says," 5 June 2019 As with anything political—especially these days—that rosy picture comes with a few asterisks. Alexander Stoklosa, Car and Driver, "Michigan's Auto Insurance Premiums, Highest in the Nation, Targeted by Bipartisan Deal," 24 May 2019

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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 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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