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[roh-zee-it, -eyt] /ˈroʊ zi ɪt, -ˌeɪt/
tinged with rose; rosy:
a roseate dawn.
bright or promising:
a roseate future.
incautiously optimistic:
a roseate forecast for holiday sales.
Origin of roseate
1580-90; < Latin rose(us) rose-colored + -ate1
Related forms
roseately, adverb Unabridged
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Examples from the Web for roseate
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  • I can not believe that, to produce one roseate complexion, she must etiolate a thousand.

    The Book of Khalid Ameen Rihani
  • But life was not all roseate for Franklin; he and the other envoys had plenty of work to do.

    Benjamin Franklin Paul Elmer More
  • Photogravures in rich oaken frames adorned the roseate walls.

    A Great Man Arnold Bennett
  • Who knows but that his roseate color is only the blush of his flowers?

    Gov. Bob. Taylor's Tales Robert L. Taylor
  • The author resorts to no roseate colouring, nor any kind of varnish.

  • Already had the aurora tinged the horizon with roseate hues.

    The Ocean Waifs Mayne Reid
  • And youve got to stick to me for the future, like a roseate leech.

    The Rough Road

    William John Locke
  • There was quite a crowd of us there, and it had been an evening of exalted and roseate patriotism.

    Marge Askinforit Barry Pain
  • With this roseate view Mr. Rogers did not entirely coincide.

    Frenzied Finance Thomas W. Lawson
British Dictionary definitions for roseate


of the colour rose or pink
excessively or idealistically optimistic
Derived Forms
roseately, adverb
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for roseate

1580s, from Latin roseus (see rose (n.1)) + -ate.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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