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rosy

[roh-zee] /ˈroʊ zi/
adjective, 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 or consisting of roses:
a rosy bower.
Origin
1325-1375
1325-75; Middle English; see rose1, -y1
Related forms
rosiness, noun
Synonyms
2. flushed, blooming, healthy.
Antonyms
2. pale. 3. unpromising. 4. cheerless.
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British Dictionary definitions for rosiness

rosy

/ˈrəʊzɪ/
adjective rosier, rosiest
1.
of the colour rose or pink
2.
having a healthy pink complexion rosy cheeks
3.
optimistic, esp excessively so a rosy view of social improvements
4.
full of health, happiness, or joy rosy slumbers
5.
resembling, consisting of, or abounding in roses
Derived Forms
rosily, adverb
rosiness, noun
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Word Origin and History for rosiness

rosy

adj.

late 14c., of a color, from rose (n.1) + -y (2), probably modeled on Old French rose. From 1590s of healthy complexions; 1775 in the sense "cheerful;" meaning "promising" is from 1887. Cf. Middle Dutch rosich, Dutch rozig, German rosig.

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Slang definitions & phrases for rosiness

rosy

adjective
  1. Slightly drunk; tiddly (1905+)
  2. Promising; favorable; copacetic: Things look rosy now (1887+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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