adjective Date: 1526 1. having a rose color 2. seeing or seen in a promising light ; optimistic

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  • Rose-colored — Rose col ored, a. 1. Having the color of a pink rose; rose pink; of a delicate pink color. [1913 Webster] 2. Uncommonly beautiful; hence, extravagantly fine or pleasing; alluring; as, rose colored anticipations. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • rose-colored — rose ,colored adjective 1. ) pink in color 2. ) considering or representing something as being better than it really is: a rose colored view of life on a farm …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • rose-colored — [rōz′kul΄ərd] adj. 1. pinkish red or purplish red 2. bright, cheerful, or optimistic through rose colored glasses with optimism, esp. undue optimism …   English World dictionary

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

  • rose-colored — adjective 1. reflecting optimism a rosy future looked at the world through rose colored glasses • Syn: ↑rosy • Similar to: ↑optimistic 2. having a rose color • Syn: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • rose-colored — /rohz kul euhrd/, adj. 1. of rose color; rosy. 2. bright; promising; cheerful: a rose colored prospect of happiness. 3. optimistic; sanguine: a rose colored belief that things will turn out well. [1520 30] * * * …   Universalium

  • rose-colored — (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective Expecting a favorable outcome or dwelling on hopeful aspects: optimistic, Panglossian, roseate, rosy, sanguine. Informal: upbeat. Idioms: looking on the bright side, looking through rose colored glasses. See HOPE …   English dictionary for students

  • rose-colored — rose′ col ored adj. 1) of the color rose; rosy 2) bright; cheerful 3) optimistic; sanguine • Etymology: 1520–30 …   From formal English to slang

  • rose colored — Synonyms and related words: Leibnizian, bright, cheerful, chiliastic, coral, couleur de rose, encouraging, incarnadine, likely, millenarian, millennialistic, optimistic, perfectibilitarian, perfectionist, pink, pinkish, pinky, primrose, promising …   Moby Thesaurus

  • rose colored — pink, having a pink color …   English contemporary dictionary

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