\ 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
Recent Examples on the Web But the political reality was anything but rosy and, by this morning, it was pretty washed out. Philip Elliott, Time, 9 June 2021 Spreads aggressively and has yellow, rosy and red foliage in full sun. Howard Garrett, Dallas News, 7 June 2021 And the situation with the external public debt was nowhere near as rosy. Alexander William Salter, National Review, 4 June 2021 Thursday’s rosy economic reports added to the concerns. Anna Hirtenstein, WSJ, 3 June 2021 Some public shareholders, lured by impossibly rosy financial projections, have lost enormous amounts of money investing in companies that otherwise would likely have never been sold to the public. Charles Duhigg, The New Yorker, 31 May 2021 The rosy national figures showing declining case numbers led the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to loosen mask recommendations two weeks ago and President Joe Biden to advise people to take off their masks and smile. Author: Dan Keating, Leslie Shapiro, Anchorage Daily News, 30 May 2021 But her rosy remembrances obscured a truth: There was plenty of trouble. Daniel Miller, Los Angeles Times, 26 May 2021 Rather than producing marketing and social media campaigns that showcase a rosy but incomplete picture of America, brands have an opportunity to call attention to societal issues that need to be addressed. Hunter Johnson, Forbes, 25 May 2021

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First Known Use of rosy

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

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“Rosy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Jun. 2021.

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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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