Meaning of ROSY in English

ROSY

adjective

COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a glowing/rosy/pink complexion (= healthy and pink – used about women or children )

a rosy picture (= giving the impression that something is or will be good )

That figure paints a misleadingly rosy picture.

paint a grim/rosy/gloomy picture of sb/sth

Dickens painted a grim picture of Victorian life.

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADVERB

less

Durkheim, by contrast, maintained a considerably less rosy picture of how social life used to be.

In other places, the picture was less rosy .

Certainly the AgriBusiness side of it looks less rosy than it did even two years ago.

There will be dot.com casualties and job layoffs, and tech stocks will look less rosy .

For the data base user, however, life is less rosy .

I quickly learned that there was another, less rosy , dimension to being back home.

The market may look less rosy than it did 18 months ago but the long-term prospects are healthy.

The ranks of the discontented were also swelled by returning soldiers who found things less rosy than they had hoped.

so

But, despite restructuring, things weren't so rosy at the manufacturing division.

The true profit picture is not so rosy .

The prospects for his movement, however, were not so rosy .

McWilliams may have plenty of options, but things don't look so rosy for his team-mate Harada.

■ NOUN

cheek

Billy Brown had rosy cheeks , blue eyes and smiled all the time.

Carefully paint eyes, a nose, a mouth and rosy cheeks on to the pixie's face.

Her own rosy cheeks were so countrified.

glow

I was on my way home, bathed in a rosy glow .

Not since the surprise smash hit of the year cast a rosy glow over Shore's vehicle.

In its rosy glow , Sara, still lying on the floor, saw Matthew.

picture

Durkheim, by contrast, maintained a considerably less rosy picture of how social life used to be.

But this is not the rosy picture it first appears.

And that figure paints a misleadingly rosy picture .

He did paint a kind of rosy picture , didn't he?

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

rosy cheeks

a rosy financial report

Things were looking less rosy all of a sudden.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

And that figure paints a misleadingly rosy picture.

In fact, from then on the rest of the evening seemed to be bathed in a glorious, rosy light.

Private economists counter that the rosy statistics hide serious problems.

She looked like a virgin who cleaned her teeth after every meal and delighted to take great bites from rosy apples.

Thanks to Douglas, her future was rosy .

The rosy outlook for equity prices over the near-term meshes with my bullish forecast for 30-year Treasury bonds.

The smells were wrong, and the thin rosy sunlight, and how the men seemed wrapped inside them-selves.

There will be dot.com casualties and job layoffs, and tech stocks will look less rosy .

Longman DOCE5 Extras English vocabulary.      Дополнительный английский словарь Longman DOCE5.