Definition of rosy in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈrəʊzi/

adjective (rosier, rosiest)

1(Especially of a person’s skin) coloured like a pink or red rose, typically as an indication of health, youth, or embarrassment: the memory had the power to make her cheeks turn rosy [in combination]: a rosy-cheeked schoolgirl
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  • The sun turned his skin a lovely rosy pink color.
  • Her skin was rosy from the sun's prolonged touch, and her short, feathery hair was limp.
  • As if on cue, my face bloomed into a deep rosy pink.
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, full of promise, optimistic, auspicious, hopeful, full of hope, encouraging, favourable, bright, sunny, golden, cheerful, happy
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: /ˈrəʊzɪli/
Example sentences
  • 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.


Pronunciation: /ˈrəʊzɪnəs/
Example sentences
  • 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.

Words that rhyme with rosy

cosy (US cozy), dozy, Josie, mafiosi, mosey, nosy, posey, posy, prosy, Rosie

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