[roh-zee-it, -eyt]


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

Origin of roseate

1580–90; < Latin rose(us) rose-colored + -ate1
Related formsro·se·ate·ly, adverb Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for roseate

bright, cheerful, hopeful, pink, promising, red, optimistic

Examples from the Web for roseate

Contemporary Examples of roseate

  • What has looked to us to be healthy, roseate, and vigorous is, in fact, rotten, corrupt, and frequently amoral.

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    The Fall of India's Katie Couric?

    Tunku Varadarajan

    November 30, 2010

Historical Examples of roseate

British Dictionary definitions for roseate



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

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper