Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Having the color rose.
  • adjective Cheerful or optimistic, especially to an excessive degree.
  • idiom (through rose-colored glasses) With an unduly cheerful, optimistic, or favorable view of things.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • 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 the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective US Alternative spelling of rose-coloured.

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

  • adjective having a rose color
  • adjective reflecting optimism

Etymologies

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rose + colored

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