Dictionary.com

rosy

[ roh-zee ]
/ ˈroʊ zi /
Save This Word!

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.
QUIZ
QUIZ YOURSELF ON AFFECT VS. EFFECT!
In effect, this quiz will prove whether or not you have the skills to know the difference between “affect” and “effect.”
Question 1 of 7
The rainy weather could not ________ my elated spirits on my graduation day.
Meet Grammar CoachWrite or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar helpImprove Your Writing
Meet Grammar CoachImprove Your Writing
Write or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar help

Origin of rosy

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

OTHER WORDS FROM rosy

ros·i·ness, noun

Other definitions for rosy (2 of 2)

Rosy
[ roh-zee ]
/ ˈroʊ zi /

noun
a female given name, form of Rose.
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2022

How to use rosy in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for rosy

rosy
/ (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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
FEEDBACK