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rosy

ros·y

rosy

 
pronunciation:
ro zi
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Word Combinations (adjective)
part of speech: adjective
inflections: rosier, rosiest
definition 1: deep reddish pink.
Those rosy peaches look ripe to me.
synonyms:
rose, rose-colored, roseate
similar words:
florid, flush, pinkish, red, ruddy
definition 2: having a healthy, cheerful glow.
The child had recovered well and now had a rosy complexion.
synonyms:
blushing, flush, glowing, ruddy
antonyms:
cadaverous, pale, sallow, sickly
similar words:
beaming, bright, florid, radiant, rubicund
definition 3: optimistic, promising, or favorable.
The company's advertisements paint a rosy picture of life in their retirement homes.
synonyms:
bright, cheerful, cheery, rose-colored, roseate, sunny
antonyms:
bleak, dismal
similar words:
auspicious, favorable, hopeful, optimistic, promising, upbeat
definition 4: made of or with, or decorated with, roses.
synonyms:
rose
similar words:
floral, flowered, flowery, rosaceous
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derivations: rosily (adv.), rosiness (n.)