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Definition of "rosy" []

  • Having the characteristic pink or red color of a rose. (adjective)
  • Flushed with a healthy glow: rosy cheeks. (adjective)
  • Consisting of, decorated with, or suggestive of a rose or roses. (adjective)
  • Bright or cheerful; optimistic: rosy predictions. (adjective)

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 "rosy" in a sentence
  • "The dog-musher wore a moustache, but the other, a taller and younger man, was smooth-shaven, his skin rosy from the pounding of his blood and the running in the frosty air."
  • "The dog-musher wore a mustache, but the other, a taller and younger man, was smooth-shaven, his skin rosy from the pounding of his blood and the running in the frosty air."
  • "He said yesterday, though, that he understands that some of his Republican colleagues are frustrated with the White House because of what he calls their rosy scenarios about Iraq."