adjective, ros·i·er, ros·i·est.
- rosy finch,
- rosy pastor,
- roszak, theodore,
Origin of rosy
Examples from the Web for rosy
Klein paints a rosy picture of the charter schools, while admitting that not all outperformed traditional public schools.
With her sweet smile, rosy cheeks, and wavy white-blond hair, she found money was easy to come by.
At that moment Constance appeared and grew pale and rosy by turns as Louis bent over her small gloved fingers.Read ‘The King in Yellow,’ the ‘True Detective’ Reference That’s the Key to the Show|Robert W. Chambers|February 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And there things did not look as rosy as the better diplomatic atmosphere.Behind the Smiles in Geneva, No Concrete Progress in Iran Negotiations|Michael Adler|October 17, 2013|DAILY BEAST
And yet I've often wondered if that message is almost too rosy.‘The Feminine Mystique’ at 50, Part 2: Three Feminists on What It Means Today|Jessica Bennett, Letty Cottin Pogrebin, Alisa Solomon|February 12, 2013|DAILY BEAST
She almost always wore a pleasant smile on her rosy lips; a light of loving tenderness generally shone in her soft blue eyes.Minnie Brown|Daniel Wise
"She has a strange assortment of alte Schachteln here," he said, after a pause during which his thoughts were rosy.The Benefactress|Elizabeth Beauchamp
From his rosy turban depended a tremulous aigrette of brilliants,73 blazing with a thousand shifting tints.Alroy|Benjamin Disraeli
Suddenly she threw back her head; her chip hat fell back from her face, rosy with a dawning inspiration!From Sand Hill to Pine|Bret Harte
But Rosy see 'em coming, jammed the tiller over, the boom swung across and swept the three overboard pretty as you please.Cape Cod Stories|Joseph C. Lincoln
adjective rosier or rosiest
late 14c., of a color, from rose (n.1) + -y (2), probably modeled on Old French rose. From 1590s of healthy complexions; 1775 in the sense "cheerful;" meaning "promising" is from 1887. Cf. Middle Dutch rosich, Dutch rozig, German rosig.