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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 of rosy
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.

Rosy

[roh-zee] /ˈroʊ zi/
noun
1.
a female given name, form of Rose.
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  • She sat up in bed and the faint colour on her cheeks deepened and spread like a rosy dawn.

    Robin Frances Hodgson Burnett
  • A foolish girl may be fair and rosy, yet far from beautiful.

    The Bacillus of Beauty Harriet Stark
  • He gave us hunger that seeks bread, and it finds fields of golden grain and orchards of rosy fruit.

  • Her sweet eyes closed, and no colour in her cheeks, that had been so rosy!

  • "Tomboys" have lungs and chests and rosy cheeks, and grow up to be healthy mothers of healthy children.

    Ginger-Snaps Fanny Fern
British Dictionary definitions for rosy

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 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 rosy

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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