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roseate

[roh-zee-it, -eyt] /ˈroʊ zi ɪt, -ˌeɪt/
adjective
1.
tinged with rose; rosy:
a roseate dawn.
2.
bright or promising:
a roseate future.
3.
incautiously optimistic:
a roseate forecast for holiday sales.
Origin of roseate
1580-1590
1580-90; < Latin rose(us) rose-colored + -ate1
Related forms
roseately, adverb
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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

roseate

/ˈrəʊzɪˌeɪt/
adjective
1.
of the colour rose or pink
2.
excessively or idealistically optimistic
Derived Forms
roseately, adverb
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Word Origin and History for roseate
adj.

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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