rose-colored

[rohz-kuhl-erd]
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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.

Origin of rose-colored

First recorded in 1520–30
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Word Origin and History for rose-colored
adj.

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

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