blushingly


Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Idioms, Encyclopedia.

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.
Mentioned in ?
References in classic literature ?
We will do as Despreaux did, - we will enter the park, the trees of which are of eight years' growth only - that is to say, in their present position - and whose summits even yet, as they proudly tower aloft, blushingly unfold their leaves to the earliest rays of the rising sun.
He thought bluntly that there was naught to be ashamed of, yet smilingly handed her his tattered long cloak, which she blushingly put on, and forthwith recovered her spirits directly.
he blushingly replied to Princess Mary's expressions of gratitude for her deliverance, as she termed what had occurred.
     And blushingly said to him:
I construed this remark into an indication of a wish that he should have my place, so I blushingly offered to resign it.
No, I've not engaged myself," said Nancy, quietly, though blushingly.
She was so very pretty that I might have known her by her beauty even if I had not seen how blushingly conscious she was of the eyes of the young fisherman, whom I discovered not far off.
Regardless, she wants a baby, so blushingly innocent Molly managed to have an affair in spite of her helicopter husband.
True enough, on her new show, 'Calle Siete,' Ryzza Mae is pushing the tween button even more gigglingly and blushingly, with another child actor who's also coming along in the years.
For the "little people" - everyday men and women who are giants next to smearerfor-hire Crosby - snooty Cameron restored the lowly British Empire Medal that John Major, a Tory premier of more humble roots, had blushingly abolished.
It was the days of vehement battles between positivists and mentalists, structuralists and generativists, and I have to admit blushingly that at that time my nickname was "Chomsky" (nonetheless I did become a member of an English drama group).
We admit we didn't ever expect to see a day when the city of Worcester had to worry about having too many places to buy fresh green beans, blushingly delicious tomatoes, sturdy root crops, and scintillating salad fixings.