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  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.
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Origin of rose-colored

First recorded in 1520–30
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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

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Word Origin and History for rose-colored


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

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