Definition of rosy in English:


Syllabification: ros·y
Pronunciation: /ˈrōzē

adjective (rosier, rosiest)

  • 2Promising or suggesting good fortune or happiness; hopeful: the strategy has produced results beyond the most rosy forecasts
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    • At some point, and it will probably be sooner than the current rosy forecasts suggest, the on-line ad market will take a dip.
    • Management keeps making rosy promises it can't keep and issuing financial forecasts it can't meet, they say.
    • The cheery optimism that produced those rosy budget surplus forecasts of yesteryear is long gone.
    promising, optimistic, auspicious, hopeful, encouraging, favorable, bright, golden
    informal upbeat
  • 2.1Easy and pleasant: life could never be rosy for them
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    • Joseph confides in his friend that things aren't rosy with Maria and that she has deep seated issues
    • On the surface, everything seems rosy in the quiet suburban village of New Aylesbury.
    • She wanted happy, rosy, children in bright little dresses.



Pronunciation: /ˈrōzəlē/
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  • Everything was going rosily for her with a super husband and a lovely child.
  • We all did stuff at university that we look back upon rosily but we realise we don't really want to do it again.
  • This film almost certainly paints a truer picture of day-to-day borstal life than the earlier film's rosily optimistic outlook.


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  • His wishful forecasts on economic growth were nicknamed Rosy Scenario by his colleagues, but now the Congressional Budget Office has matched his rosiness.
  • As we move into Black History Month, it is good to remember that Dr. King's message was far more complex than the naïve rosiness to which he's often reduced.
  • Adding to the rosiness of the outside world is an unexpected rise in the friendliness of the vet whom I was apprehensive about seeing earlier in the week.

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