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  • n. The quality of being rosy.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The quality of being rosy.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The quality of being rosy, or of resembling the rose in color.

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

  • n. a healthy reddish complexion
  • n. a rosy color (especially in the cheeks) taken as a sign of good health
  • n. a dusty pink color


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  • I'm not sure I see where the "rosiness" and "idealisation" of his home culture are coming in -- it's his home culture, after all, so he's probably not "idealising" it, the way, say, an American might idealise foreign cultures of which he has limited experience.

    Qutb's bad hair day.

  • Cheeks: To enhance the natural rosiness of the cheeks, sweep a matte blush along the cheekbone towards the hair line.

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  • But because we just can't approach this weekend's Hallmark holiday Father's Day with anything approaching rosiness, today we offer a list of celebrity pops who could stand to work on their parenting skills.

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  • I feel that they will rather put your delightful rosiness down to the exertions of the dance.


  • I wear a pink shirt that brings out the rosiness of my cheeks.

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  • Once it has a foothold, they can ratchet up the rosiness gradually.

    Will the party of “no” be able to stop the immigration reform and climate change bills?

  • Since they'd come in from the cold, the rosiness in her cheeks had faded, leaving her skin with a fresh, natural glow.

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  • The color is brighter, stronger than the normal rosiness of acne, like a flush of fever or wine — as if he had drunk half a bottle of cheap merlot in the early evening after school.


  • The smoky, honeyed waxy rosiness made me want to create a perfume that smells different, and will evoke the proud loneliness of a gaucho in the middle of the deserted grasslands, surrounded only by animals and a vast silence not to be disturbed by a word but only the sounds of whispering grass, small explosions of branches caught on fire, the cries of animals...

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  • The super-sparkly dry opening is joined by a faint rosiness, a whisper of vetiver and although it's not listed, I smell a bare touch of citrus.

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