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[roh-zee-it, -eyt]
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  1. tinged with rose; rosy: a roseate dawn.
  2. bright or promising: a roseate future.
  3. incautiously optimistic: a roseate forecast for holiday sales.
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Origin of roseate

1580–90; < Latin rose(us) rose-colored + -ate1
Related formsro·se·ate·ly, adverb
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bright, cheerful, hopeful, pink, promising, red, optimistic

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British Dictionary definitions for roseate


  1. of the colour rose or pink
  2. excessively or idealistically optimistic
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Derived Formsroseately, adverb
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Word Origin and History for roseate


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

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