rosy

adjective
\ 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

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 Get the look by placing a plain white pillar candle ($6, Walmart) in rosy recycled glass. Sarah Martens, Better Homes & Gardens, 9 Aug. 2022 Abbott contends the poll’s rosy characterization of the project, which aligns with LRS’s marketing campaign through radio and television ads and social media posts, distorts public debate on how best to solve the lake’s problems. Brian Maffly, The Salt Lake Tribune, 9 Aug. 2022 Beauty-wise, her makeup complemented the color palette of her ensemble with a rosy eye shadow and lip. Chelsey Sanchez, Harper's BAZAAR, 8 Aug. 2022 An adventure in the wild bristling with tensely witty setpieces and anchored by two exceptional performances, the film is unendingly charming without ever crossing into unrealistically rosy territories. Dennis Perkins, EW.com, 5 Aug. 2022 But the Colorado decision handed down last month, while still early in the process, was a rosy sign for gun rights groups. Lindsay Whitehurst And Alanna Durkin Richer, Anchorage Daily News, 4 Aug. 2022 But the Colorado decision handed down last month, while still early in the process, was a rosy sign for gun rights groups. Lindsay Whitehurst And Alanna Durkin Richer, Chron, 4 Aug. 2022 Despite the increase in demand, airlines are struggling to return to the financially rosy period before the pandemic, when most carriers reported record profits. Hugo Martín, Los Angeles Times, 3 Aug. 2022 While rocking a relaxed flannel and choppy black bangs, Eilish showed off a subtle glam look, which included a rosy matte lip, spotty freckles, and flushed cheeks. Nicol Natale, Peoplemag, 2 Aug. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of rosy

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

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13 Aug 2022

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“Rosy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rosy. Accessed 20 Aug. 2022.

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More Definitions for rosy

rosy

adjective
\ 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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