Rose-colored Rose"-col`ored, a. 1. Having the color of a pink rose; rose-pink; of a delicate pink color. [1913 Webster]

2. Uncommonly beautiful; hence, extravagantly fine or pleasing; alluring; as, rose-colored anticipations. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • rose-colored — rose′ col ored adj. 1) of the color rose; rosy 2) bright; cheerful 3) optimistic; sanguine • Etymology: 1520–30 …   From formal English to slang

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