Definitions

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

  • adjective Having the characteristic pink or red color of a rose.
  • adjective Flushed with a healthy glow.
  • adjective Consisting of, decorated with, or suggestive of a rose or roses.
  • adjective Bright or cheerful; optimistic.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Resembling a rose in color or qualities; red; blushing; blooming.
  • Consisting of roses; made of roses.
  • Made in the form of a rose.
  • Synonyms See ruddy.

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

  • adjective Resembling a rose in color, form, or qualities; blooming; red; blushing; also, adorned with roses.
  • adjective See the Note under Rosicrucian, n.

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

  • noun slang, UK tea
  • adjective rose-coloured
  • adjective Resembling rose, as in scent of perfume
  • adjective optimistic

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

  • adjective presaging good fortune
  • adjective having the pinkish flush of health
  • adjective reflecting optimism
  • adjective of blush color

Etymologies

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From Cockney rhyming slang, "Rosie Lee".

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From rose +‎ -y

Examples

  • The dog-musher wore a moustache, but the other, a taller and younger man, was smooth-shaven, his skin rosy from the pounding of his blood and the running in the frosty air.

    The Clinging Death

  • The dog-musher wore a mustache, but the other, a taller and younger man, was smooth-shaven, his skin rosy from the pounding of his blood and the running in the frosty air.

    The Clinging Death

  • He said yesterday, though, that he understands that some of his Republican colleagues are frustrated with the White House because of what he calls their rosy scenarios about Iraq.

    CNN Transcript Jan 26, 2007

  • Carolina Stacey, a general manager at Lucky Wishbone, which is kitty-corner to the Red Roof Inn, questioned what she called a rosy picture being painted by RuralCAP.

    Anchorage Daily News - Alaska News

  • I am a qualified Environmental Technologist who saw the world in rosy pink shades.

    Kakdi Dhirda

  • I am a qualified Environmental Technologist who saw the world in rosy pink shades.

    Mishti Doi

  • But the first clue things aren't all rosy is that Senator Kinsey is now President.

    September 2009

  • I am a qualified Environmental Technologist who saw the world in rosy pink shades.

    Navalkol Kofta Curry

  • I am a qualified Environmental Technologist who saw the world in rosy pink shades.

    Bisibele Bhat with Unpolished Rice

  • I am a qualified Environmental Technologist who saw the world in rosy pink shades.

    She is Special

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