rosy

Use the adjective rosy to describe something that's healthy and pink, like a child's rosy cheeks or a rosy lipstick.

A flushed face is rosy — it's the glowing pink color of a natural blush, and it implies good health. From this meaning comes the secondary one, "optimistic or lucky." If the future looks rosy to you, it appears that great things are going to happen, and if someone has a rosy nature, they're cheerful. Rosy is from rose and its Latin root, rosa.

Definitions of rosy
  1. adjective
    having the pinkish flush of health
    synonyms: flushed, rose-cheeked, rosy-cheeked
    healthy
    having or indicating good health in body or mind; free from infirmity or disease
  2. adjective
    of blush color
    synonyms: blushful
    chromatic
    being or having or characterized by hue
  3. adjective
    reflecting optimism
    “a rosy future”
    synonyms: rose-colored
    optimistic
    expecting the best in this best of all possible worlds
  4. adjective
    presaging good fortune
    rosy predictions”
    synonyms: fortunate
    auspicious
    auguring favorable circumstances and good luck
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