Dictionary.com
definitions
  • synonyms

rose-colored

[rohz-kuhl-erd]
See more synonyms for rose-colored on Thesaurus.com
adjective
  1. of rose color; rosy.
  2. bright; promising; cheerful: a rose-colored prospect of happiness.
  3. optimistic; sanguine: a rose-colored belief that things will turn out well.
Show More

Origin of rose-colored

First recorded in 1520–30
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Related Words for rose-colored

rosy, utopian, assured, bright, buoyant, cheerful, cheering, confident, encouraged, expectant, happy, high, hopeful, hoping, idealistic, merry, Panglossian, positive, promising, roseate

Examples from the Web for rose-colored

Contemporary Examples of rose-colored

Historical Examples of rose-colored


Word Origin and History for rose-colored

adj.

"optimistic," 1854, from rose (n.1) on the notion of "something uncommonly beautiful."

Show More
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper