fortunate vs rosy what difference

what is difference between fortunate and rosy

English

Etymology

Borrowed from Latin fortunatus.

Morphologically fortune +‎ -ate.

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈfɔːt͡ʃənɪt/, /ˈfɔːt͡ʃənət/
  • (General American) IPA(key): /ˈfɔɹt͡ʃənɪt/, /ˈfɔɹt͡ʃnɪt/
  • (General American, weak-vowel merger) IPA(key): [ˈfoɹt͡ʃənətʰ], [ˈfoɹt͡ʃnətʰ]
  • Hyphenation: for‧tu‧nate

Adjective

fortunate (comparative more fortunate, superlative most fortunate)

  1. Auspicious.
    It is a fortunate sign if the sun shines on a newly wedded couple.
  2. Happening by good luck or favorable chance.
    Patrick was the unlikely match-winner as Berkeley earned a fortunate victory over Chisolm.
  3. Favored by fortune.
    This is a time when we think of those less fortunate than ourselves.

Synonyms

  • (auspicious): rosy; see also Thesaurus:auspicious
  • (happening by favorable chance): lucky; see also Thesaurus:lucky
  • (favored by fortune): privileged, successful; see also Thesaurus:prosperous

Antonyms

  • unlucky
  • unfortunate

Derived terms

  • unfortunately
  • fortunately

Translations

See also

  • unluckily
  • luckily

References

  • fortunate in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.
  • fortunate at OneLook Dictionary Search

Italian

Adjective

fortunate

  1. feminine plural of fortunato

Latin

Etymology

From fortūnātus (fortunate, prosperous)

Adverb

fortūnātē (comparative fortūnātius, superlative fortūnātissimē)

  1. prosperously, fortunately

Related terms

  • fortūnātus
  • fortūnō

References

  • fortunate in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • fortunate in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • fortunate in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, 1st edition. (Oxford University Press)


English

Pronunciation

  • (General American) IPA(key): /ˈɹoʊzi/
  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈɹəʊzi/
  • Rhymes: -əʊzi

Etymology 1

From rose +‎ -y

Adjective

rosy (comparative rosier, superlative rosiest)

  1. Rose-coloured.
    • If I close my eyes I can see Marie today as I saw her then. Round, rosy face, snub nose, dark hair piled up in a chignon.
  2. Resembling rose, as in scent of perfume.
  3. (figuratively) Optimistic.
Derived terms
  • paint a rosy picture
Translations

Etymology 2

From Cockney rhyming slang, Rosie Lee.

Alternative forms

  • Rosie (more common spelling, as per the etymology)

Noun

rosy (uncountable)

  1. (slang, Britain) tea
    I wish a cup of Rosy.
    I fancy a cup of rosy lee.

Anagrams

  • Syro-, roys, sory

Czech

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [ˈrosɪ]

Noun

rosy f

  1. genitive singular of rosa

Lower Sorbian

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [ˈrɔsɨ]

Noun

rosy

  1. dative singular of rosa
  2. locative singular of rosa
  3. nominative dual of rosa
  4. accusative dual of rosa

Malagasy

Noun

rosy

  1. The Russian language.

Polish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈrɔ.sɨ/

Noun

rosy f

  1. inflection of rosa:
    1. genitive singular
    2. nominative/accusative/vocative plural

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