roseate
adjective Etymology: Latin roseus rosy, from rosa Date: 1589 1. resembling a rose especially in color 2. overly optimistic ; viewed favorably • roseately adverb

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  • Roseate — Ro se*ate, a. [Cf. L. roseus, rosatus, prepared from roses. See {Roseal}, {Rose}.] 1. Full of roses; rosy; as, roseate bowers. [1913 Webster] 2. resembling a rose in color or fragrance; esp., tinged with rose color; blooming; as, roseate beauty;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • roseate — index auspicious, propitious Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • roseate — 1580s, from L. roseus (see ROSE (Cf. rose)) + ATE (Cf. ate) …   Etymology dictionary

  • roseate — *hopeful, optimistic, rose colored …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • roseate — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ rose coloured …   English terms dictionary

  • roseate — [rō′zē it, rō′zēāt΄] adj. [< L roseus, rosy < rosa,ROSE1 + ATE1] 1. rose colored; rosy 2. bright, cheerful, or optimistic roseately adv …   English World dictionary

  • roseate — roseately, adv. /roh zee it, ayt /, adj. 1. tinged with rose; rosy: a roseate dawn. 2. bright or promising: a roseate future. 3. incautiously optimistic: a roseate forecast for holiday sales. [1580 90; < L rose(us) rose colored + ATE1] * * * …   Universalium

  • roseate — adj. 1 = rose coloured (see ROSE(1)). 2 having a partly pink plumage (roseate spoonbill; roseate tern). Etymology: L roseus rosy (as ROSE(1)) …   Useful english dictionary

  • roseate — ro|se|ate [ˈrəuziıt US ˈrou ] adj literary [Date: 1400 1500; : Latin; Origin: roseus rosy , from rosa; ROSE1] pink ▪ the roseate glow of the evening sun …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • roseate — flushed pink …   Dictionary of ichthyology

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