A Word A Day : Roseate
Friday, 14th March 2008 : Today's Word is ...
( Adjective )
Pronunciation : rozee-àyt & rozee -et
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
From Latin roseus, rosy, from rosa, rose
optimistic, Panglossian, rose-colored, rosy, sanguine, rose, rosaceous, hopeful, reddish, fuchsia, magenta, pink
means having or inspiring hope.
means expecting the best.
cheerless, depressed, downhearted, gloomy, glum, grave, melancholy, sad, unhappy
• 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
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