Meaning of ROSY in English


I. ˈrōzē, -zi adjective

( -er/-est )

Etymology: Middle English, from rose (II) + -y



(1) : of the color rose

(2) : having a rose-colored complexion : healthy , blooming

(3) : suffused with blushes : blushing

b. : perfumed with or as if with roses

c. obsolete : abounding in or adorned with roses

2. : characterized by or tending to promote optimism

the individual episodes are uneven in quality, but all are enveloped in a rosy romanticism — John Barkham

the rosy era when men thought physical science would soon make Earth so pleasant that Heaven would no longer be desired — Webb Garrison

big businessmen made their usual yearly forecasts, all of them rosy — T.W.Arnold

— often used in combination

rosy -cheeked

rosy -fingered

II. transitive verb

( -ed/-ing/-es )

: to make rosy : rose

Webster's New International English Dictionary.      Новый международный словарь английского языка Webster.