blushing


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blush

 (blŭsh)
intr.v. blushed, blush·ing, blush·es
1. To become red in the face, especially from modesty, embarrassment, or shame; flush.
2. To become red or rosy.
3. To feel embarrassed or ashamed: blushed at his own audacity.
n.
1. A reddening of the face, especially from modesty, embarrassment, or shame.
2. A red or rosy color: the blush of dawn.
3. A glance, look, or view: thought the painting genuine at first blush.
4. Makeup used on the face and especially on the cheekbones to give a usually rosy tint. Also called blusher.

[Middle English blushen, from Old English blyscan; see bhel- in Indo-European roots.]

blush′ful adj.
blush′ing·ly adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.blushing - having a red face from embarrassment or shame or agitation or emotional upset; "the blushing boy was brought before the Principal"; "her blushful beau"; "was red-faced with anger"
discomposed - having your composure disturbed; "looked about with a wandering and discomposed air"

blushing

noun
Related words
fear ereuthophobia
Translations

blushing

[ˈblʌʃɪŋ] ADJruboroso; [bride] → candoroso

blushing

adjerrötend; the blushing bridedie sittsame Braut

blushing

[ˈblʌʃɪŋ] adj the blushing bride (hum) → la dolce sposina

blush·ing

n. rubor.
References in classic literature ?
Margaret sat thinking a moment, while Jo stood with her hands behind her, looking both interested and a little perplexed, for it was a new thing to see Meg blushing and talking about admiration, lovers, and things of that sort.
and, blushing under his tan, Tom thrust the letter into his pocket and strode away, while Ned laughed happily.
I don't know what makes you so nice to us boys,' he added, blushing.
When they issued from the stunted woods which clung to the barren sides of the mountain, upon a flat and mossy rock that formed its summit, they met the morning, as it came blushing above the green pines of a hill that lay on the opposite side of the valley of the Horican.
All the others had been dying to ask the question, yet one and all laughed at the conscious manner and blushing cheek of the questioner.
Phoebe's eyes sank, and, without knowing why, she felt herself blushing deeply under his look.
Thus the night fled away, as if it were a winged steed, and he careering on it; morning came, and peeped, blushing, through the curtains; and at last sunrise threw a golden beam into the study, and laid it right across the minister's bedazzled eyes.
Bird was a timid, blushing little woman, of about four feet in height, and with mild blue eyes, and a peach-blow complexion, and the gentlest, sweetest voice in the world;--as for courage, a moderate-sized cock-turkey had been known to put her to rout at the very first gobble, and a stout house-dog, of moderate capacity, would bring her into subjection merely by a show of his teeth.
Then they went to work and elected a lot of Dissenters, one after another, and kept it up until they had collected L15,000 in fines; and there stands the stately Man- sion House to this day, to keep the blushing citizen in mind of a long past and lamented day when a band of Yankees slipped into London and played games of the sort that has given their race a unique and shady reputation among all truly good and holy peoples that be in the earth.
exclaimed Rebecca, who was blushing crimson at her awkward fall.
The sitting began; and Harriet, smiling and blushing, and afraid of not keeping her attitude and countenance, presented a very sweet mixture of youthful expression to the steady eyes of the artist.
This, and Marianne's blushing, gave new suspicions to Edward.