[ roh-zee ]
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adjective,ros·i·er, ros·i·est.
  1. pink or pinkish-red; roseate.

  2. (of persons, the cheeks, lips, etc.) having a fresh, healthy redness.

  1. bright or promising: a rosy future.

  2. cheerful or optimistic: rosy anticipations.

  3. made or consisting of roses: a rosy bower.

Origin of rosy

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

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  • ros·i·ness, noun

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[ roh-zee ]

  1. a female given name, form of Rose. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

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British Dictionary definitions for rosy


/ (ˈrəʊzɪ) /

adjectiverosier or rosiest
  1. of the colour rose or pink

  2. having a healthy pink complexion: rosy cheeks

  1. optimistic, esp excessively so: a rosy view of social improvements

  2. full of health, happiness, or joy: rosy slumbers

  3. resembling, consisting of, or abounding in roses

Derived forms of rosy

  • rosily, adverb
  • rosiness, noun

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