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rose-colored

[rohz-kuhl-erd] /ˈroʊzˌkʌl ərd/
adjective
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.
Origin
1520-1530
1520-30
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Examples from the web for rose-colored
  • He has a warm smile and bright, heavy-lidded eyes, which are partially hidden behind rose-colored aviators.
  • To judge from their latest rose-colored predictions, those executives still don't quite get it.
  • It is built of rose-colored sandstone with white trim bearing sculptured details of wartime equipment.
  • Instead, three small sepals expand tremendously at maturity into gorgeous, rose-colored structures nearly two inches wide.
  • In some cases, patients have a rash of flat, rose-colored spots.
  • The fish has a thick, robust body with rose-colored fins and a fleshy lower lip.
  • Hikers at sunrise and sunset are treated to both cooler temperatures and the rose-colored glow of the dunes.
  • The walls in the hallway, living room, and sitting room were covered with rose-colored cloth with big white flowers.
  • Fragrant rose-colored flowers appear before the new leaves.
  • Some patients have a rash of flat, rose-colored spots.
Word Origin and History for rose-colored
adj.

"optimistic," 1854, from rose (n.1) on the notion of "something uncommonly beautiful."

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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