[ roh-zee ]
/ ˈroʊ zi /

adjective, ros·i·er, ros·i·est.

pink or pinkish-red; roseate.
(of persons, the cheeks, lips, etc.) having a fresh, healthy redness.
bright or promising: a rosy future.
cheerful or optimistic: rosy anticipations.
made or consisting of roses: a rosy bower.

Origin of rosy

Middle English word dating back to 1325–75; see origin at rose1, -y1


ros·i·ness, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for rosiness

/ (ˈrəʊzɪ) /

adjective rosier or rosiest

of the colour rose or pink
having a healthy pink complexionrosy cheeks
optimistic, esp excessively soa rosy view of social improvements
full of health, happiness, or joyrosy slumbers
resembling, consisting of, or abounding in roses

Derived forms of rosy

rosily, adverbrosiness, noun
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