adjective (rosier; -est) Date: 14th century 1. a. of the color rose b. having a pinkish usually healthy-looking complexion ; blooming c. marked by blushes 2. characterized by or tending to promote optimism <
a rosy outlook
rosiness noun

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  • Rosy — Ros y, a. [Compar. {Rosier}; superl. {Rosiest}.] Resembling a rose in color, form, or qualities; blooming; red; blushing; also, adorned with roses. [1913 Webster] A smile that glowed Celestial rosy red, love s proper hue. Milton. [1913 Webster]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • rosy — [rō′zē] adj. rosier, rosiest [ME] 1. like a rose, esp. in color; rose red or pink; often, blushing or flushed with a healthy, blooming red [rosy cheeks] 2. Archaic made or consisting of, or adorned with, roses 3. bright, promising, cheerful, etc …   English World dictionary

  • rosy — [adj1] pink, reddish in color aflush, blooming, blushing, colored, coral, deep pink, fresh, glowing, healthy looking, high colored, incarnadine, pale red, peach, red, red complexioned, red faced, roseate, rose colored, rubicund, ruddy; concept… …   New thesaurus

  • rosy — late 14c., of a color, from ROSE (Cf. rose) + Y (Cf. y) (2). From 1590s of healthy complexions; 1775 in the sense cheerful; meaning promising is from 1887 …   Etymology dictionary

  • rosy — ► ADJECTIVE (rosier, rosiest) 1) (especially of a person s skin) rose red or pink, typically as an indication of health or youthfulness. 2) promising or suggesting good fortune; hopeful. DERIVATIVES rosily adverb rosiness noun …   English terms dictionary

  • Rosy — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Rosy est le nom anglais de la couleur rose vif Rosy est le nom de famille de Léon Rosy, acteur belge qui a joué au cinéma entre 1921 et 1949, Maurice Rosy …   Wikipédia en Français

  • rosy — [[t]ro͟ʊzi[/t]] rosier, rosiest 1) ADJ If you say that someone has a rosy face, you mean that they have pink cheeks and look very healthy. Bethan s round, rosy face seemed hardly to have aged at all... She had bright, rosy cheeks. 2) ADJ… …   English dictionary

  • Rosy — Maurice Rosy (* 17. November 1927 in Fontaine l Évêque, Belgien) ist ein belgischer Comicautor. Im Jahr 1954 begann er auf Vermittlung seines Nachbarn Yvan Delporte seine Laufbahn als Comictexter und „Ideengeber“ für das Verlagshaus Dupuis, wo er …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • rosy — UK [ˈrəʊzɪ] / US [ˈroʊzɪ] adjective Word forms rosy : adjective rosy comparative rosier superlative rosiest 1) a) pink in colour the rosy glow of the setting sun b) pink and looking healthy rosy cheeks 2) likely to be successful or happy a rosy… …   English dictionary

  • rosy — ros|y [ rouzi ] adjective 1. ) pink in color: the rosy glow of the setting sun a ) pink and looking healthy: rosy cheeks 2. ) likely to be successful or happy: a rosy future paint/present a rosy picture of something (=make it seem better than it… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • rosy — rosiness, n. /roh zee/, adj., rosier, rosiest. 1. pink or pinkish red; roseate. 2. (of persons, the cheeks, lips, etc.) having a fresh, healthy redness. 3. bright or promising: a rosy future. 4. cheerful or optimistic: rosy anticipations. 5. made …   Universalium

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