roseate

[ roh-zee-it, -eyt ]
/ ˈroʊ zi ɪt, -ˌeɪt /

adjective

tinged with rose; rosy: a roseate dawn.
bright or promising: a roseate future.
incautiously optimistic: a roseate forecast for holiday sales.

Nearby words

  1. rose-root,
  2. rose-slug,
  3. rose-tinted,
  4. rose-water,
  5. roseanna,
  6. roseate spoonbill,
  7. roseau,
  8. rosebay,
  9. rosebery,
  10. rosebery, archibald philip primrose, 5th earl of

Origin of roseate

1580–90; < Latin rose(us) rose-colored + -ate1

Related formsro·se·ate·ly, adverb

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British Dictionary definitions for roseate

roseate

/ (ˈrəʊzɪˌeɪt) /

adjective

of the colour rose or pink
excessively or idealistically optimistic
Derived Formsroseately, adverb

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Word Origin and History for roseate

roseate

adj.

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

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