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Definition of "rose-colored" [rose•-col•ored]

  • Having the color rose. (adjective)
  • Cheerful or optimistic, especially to an excessive degree: took a rose-colored view of the situation. (adjective)
  • Through rose-colored glasses With an unduly cheerful, optimistic, or favorable view of things: see the world through rose-colored glasses. (idiom)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "rose-colored" in a sentence
  • "It's a magical dress of rose-colored silk that transports Louise on her first time-traveling trip."
  • "In other words, after several quarters of too much pessimism, Wall Street may have become too rose-colored heading into this quarter's reporting season."
  • "Though maybe that's me seeing through rose-colored glasses again."