Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Having the color rose.
  • adj. Cheerful or optimistic, especially to an excessive degree: took a rose-colored view of the situation.
  • idiom through rose-colored glasses With an unduly cheerful, optimistic, or favorable view of things: see the world through rose-colored glasses.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Alternative spelling of rose-coloured.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Having the color of a pink rose; rose-pink; of a delicate pink color.
  • adj. Uncommonly beautiful; hence, extravagantly fine or pleasing; alluring.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having the color of a rose; rosy: as, the rose-colored pastors, the starlings of the genus Pastor. See cut under Pastor.
  • Uncommonly beautiful; hence, extravagantly fine or pleasing: as, rose-colored views of the future.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. having a rose color
  • adj. reflecting optimism

Etymologies

rose + colored (Wiktionary)

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