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March 14, 2008
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Friday, 14th March 2008 : Today's Word is ...

Roseate




( Adjective )



Pronunciation : rozee-àyt & rozee -et


Definition



1. having plumage of a reddish pink color

2. optimistic or idealistic especially to an absurd degree

3. expecting a favorable outcome or dwelling on hopeful aspects

4. incautiously optimistic


Etymology:


From Latin roseus, rosy, from rosa, rose


Synonyms:


optimistic, Panglossian, rose-colored, rosy, sanguine, rose, rosaceous, hopeful, reddish, fuchsia, magenta, pink

NOTE:

Hopeful means having or inspiring hope.

Optimistic means expecting the best.


Antonyms:


cheerless, depressed, downhearted, gloomy, glum, grave, melancholy, sad, unhappy


Contextual Examples:


• The whole woods seemed tinged with a roseate hue, since Marian had come again.

• Your roseate forecast for holiday sales proved wrong.

• This program eusures your roseate future.


Related Words:


• roseately : Adverb


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