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

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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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The perception was that AMD’s own outlook was relatively rosy, and straightforward. Mark Hachman, PCWorld, "AMD upends GPU tradition by launching 'Navi' as a lower-end part," 30 Apr. 2019 But instead of saturating an entire room with a rosy shade, use a more muted pink as a neutral or layer it into a monochromatic space for an unexpected pop. Alexis Jonnson, Good Housekeeping, "The Prettiest Colors Popping Up in Homes This Year," 19 July 2018 And the specters of trade tensions and political turmoil from Mexico to London to Washington are haunting even the rosiest of company outlooks. Nina Trentmann, WSJ, "Executives Fear Trade Conflicts Could Dent Economic Growth," 17 June 2018 Florida Florida may have passed a medical marijuana law in 2016, but the situation for CBD has been less than rosy. Meredith Clark, Marie Claire, "Is CBD Even Legal Where You Live?," 12 Apr. 2019 Though the decline in divorces and the increase in secure relationships are good things, Cohen makes sure to point out that the picture isn't entirely a rosy one. Marisa Lascala, Good Housekeeping, "The U.S. Divorce Rate Is Going Down, and We Have Millennials to Thank," 27 Feb. 2019 Miley took the monochrome route with red heeled sandals and a rosy lip to match her frothy Valentino number. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Miley Cyrus Stuns in a Sheer Valentino Gown on the Red Carpet Without Liam Hemsworth," 12 Feb. 2019 But instead of tackling that problem head on, the FCC is increasingly looking the other way, relying on ISP data that paints an inaccurately rosy picture of Americans’ internet access. Karl Bode, The Verge, "How bad maps are ruining American broadband," 24 Sep. 2018 The correspondence, following up on their Singapore summit in June, came amid fresh concerns over Pyongyang's commitment to denuclearization despite a rosy picture of progress painted by Trump. Matthew Lee, Fox News, "Pompeo: 'ways to go' before NKorea meets denuke vow," 3 Aug. 2018

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First Known Use of rosy

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

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rosy

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of rosy

: having a pink color
: having or producing hope for success or happiness in the future

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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