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rosy (adj.)

c. 1200, "rose-colored, having a pink hue," of a color, from rose (n.1) + -y (2), probably modeled on Old French rose. By 1580s as "resembling a rose" in some sense, especially "fragrant." From 1590s of healthy complexions. The meaning "promising" is by 1887. Similar formation in Middle Dutch rosich, Dutch rozig, German rosig. The Homeric rosy-fingered was in "Faerie Queene" (1590). For figurative senses, see rose-colored.

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Definitions of rosy from WordNet

rosy (adj.)
reflecting optimism;
a rosy future
Synonyms: rose-colored
rosy (adj.)
having the pinkish flush of health;
Synonyms: flushed / rose-cheeked / rosy-cheeked
rosy (adj.)
of blush color;
Synonyms: blushful
rosy (adj.)
presaging good fortune;
rosy predictions
Synonyms: fortunate
From wordnet.princeton.edu