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roseate

[roh-zee-it, -eyt] /ˈroʊ zi ɪt, -ˌeɪt/
adjective
1.
tinged with rose; rosy:
a roseate dawn.
2.
bright or promising:
a roseate future.
3.
incautiously optimistic:
a roseate forecast for holiday sales.
Origin
1580-1590
1580-90; < Latin rose(us) rose-colored + -ate1
Related forms
roseately, adverb
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Examples for roseate
  • Towards the end, consciousness itself grew lost in a roseate haze, and melted into nothingness.
  • Both are designed around a natural landscape, so it is not uncommon to spot an eagle or roseate spoonbill from the links.
  • roseate spoonbills are found year-round on the refuge.
  • In the marshes, roseate spoonbills carry the pink glow of a morning sunrise on their wings.
British Dictionary definitions for roseate

roseate

/ˈrəʊzɪˌeɪt/
adjective
1.
of the colour rose or pink
2.
excessively or idealistically optimistic
Derived Forms
roseately, adverb
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