rose-colored


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rose-col·ored

(rōz′kŭl′ərd)
adj.
1. Having the color rose.
2. Cheerful or optimistic, especially to an excessive degree: took a rose-colored view of the situation.
Idiom:
through rose-colored glasses
With an unduly cheerful, optimistic, or favorable view of things: see the world through rose-colored glasses.
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rose′-col`ored



adj.
1. of the color rose; rosy.
2. bright; cheerful.
3. optimistic; sanguine.
[1520–30]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.rose-colored - reflecting optimism; "a rosy future"; "looked at the world through rose-colored glasses"
optimistic - expecting the best in this best of all possible worlds; "in an optimistic mood"; "optimistic plans"; "took an optimistic view"
2.rose-colored - having a rose color
coloured, colorful - having color or a certain color; sometimes used in combination; "colored crepe paper"; "the film was in color"; "amber-colored heads of grain"
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rose-colored

adjective
Expecting a favorable outcome or dwelling on hopeful aspects:
Informal: upbeat.
Idioms: looking on the bright side, looking through rose-colored glasses.
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References in classic literature ?
In the meantime, a pretty little girl, with curling hair, dressed in a white frock, a rose-colored sash, and a broad frill at the throat, had overheard or guessed the question and its answer.
She wore a white muslin dress, a rose- colored sash, and rose-colored ribbons in the pretty cap on her head; her chemisette was moulded so deliciously by her shoulders and the loveliest rounded contours, that the sight of her awakened an irresistible desire of possession in the depths of the heart.
The sparkle of her eyes, glow of her cheeks, sheen of her falling hair, passed unnoticed in the all- conquering charm of the rose-colored garment.
The windows were hung with curtains of rose-colored and white muslin, the floor was spread with a matting which had been ordered in Paris, to a pattern of his own device, having round it a border of rose-buds and leaves, and a centre-piece with full-flown roses.
This belief was changed into certainty when Franz saw the bouquet (conspicuous by a circle of white camellias) in the hand of a charming harlequin dressed in rose-colored satin.
When you arrive at the first step of the church of San Giacomo, be sure to fasten a knot of rose-colored ribbons to the shoulder of your harlequin costume, in order that you may be recognized.
A knot of rose-colored ribbons fell from his shoulder almost to the ground.
The sombre cave of the Tour-Roland alone knew how many bitter imprecations, touching complaints, prayers and sobs she had wafted to heaven in connection with that charming bauble of rose-colored satin.
His vest was rose-colored satin, with tourmaline buttons.
"Perhaps Captain Jim sees us both through the rose-colored spectacles of his love for us.
It was piled high with cushions covered with rose-colored silk, and from a golden railing above hung many folds of pink gossamer, completely concealing the interior of the couch.
They found the rose-colored brocade boudoir and the hole in the cushion the mouse had left, but the mice had grown up and run away and the hole was empty.