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rud·dy

 (rŭd′ē)
adj. rud·di·er, rud·di·est
1.
a. Having a healthy, reddish color.
b. Reddish; rosy.
2. Chiefly British Slang Used as an intensive: "You ruddy liar!" (John Galsworthy).

[Middle English rudi, from Old English rudig; see reudh- in Indo-European roots.]

rud′di·ly adv.
rud′di·ness n.

ruddy

(ˈrʌdɪ)
adj, -dier or -diest
1. (of the complexion) having a healthy reddish colour, usually resulting from an outdoor life
2. (Colours) coloured red or pink: a ruddy sky.
adv, adj
(intensifier) bloody; damned: a ruddy fool.
[Old English rudig, from rudu redness (see rudd); related to Old High German rot red1, Swedish rod, Old Norse rythga to make rusty]
ˈruddily adv
ˈruddiness n

rud•dy

(ˈrʌd i)

adj. -di•er, -di•est.
1. having a fresh, healthy red color.
2. red or reddish.
3. Brit. Slang. damned: a ruddy fool.
[before 1100; Middle English rudi, Old English rudig. See rudd, -y1]
rud′di•ly, adv.
rud′di•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.ruddy - inclined to a healthy reddish color often associated with outdoor life; "a ruddy complexion"; "Santa's rubicund cheeks"; "a fresh and sanguine complexion"
healthy - having or indicating good health in body or mind; free from infirmity or disease; "a rosy healthy baby"; "staying fit and healthy"
2.ruddy - of a color at the end of the color spectrum (next to orange); resembling the color of blood or cherries or tomatoes or rubies
chromatic - being or having or characterized by hue

ruddy

adjective
2. red, pink, scarlet, ruby, crimson, reddish, roseate barges, with their sails ruddy brown see shades of red damn, blasted, bloody (Brit. informal), blessed, damned, flaming, bleeding (Brit. informal), blooming (Brit. informal), freaking (slang, chiefly U.S.), flipping (Brit. informal), blinking (Brit. informal), confounded, goddam (U.S. informal), effing (Brit. informal) The ruddy thing wouldn't work.

ruddy

adjective
1. Of a healthy reddish color:
2. Chiefly British. So annoying or detestable as to deserve condemnation:
Informal: blamed, damned.
Chiefly British: blooming.
Translations
أحْمَرمُتَوَرِّد، ضارِب إلى الحُمْرَه
narudlýruměný
rødligsund
hemmetinkirottupunainenpunakka
pirospozsgás
rauîurrjóîur og sællegur
sārtssārts, veselīgs
červenkavý

ruddy

[ˈrʌdɪ] ADJ (ruddier (compar) (ruddiest (superl)))
1. [complexion] → rubicundo, coloradote; [sky] → rojizo
2. (Brit) (o.f., euph) → maldito, condenado

ruddy

adj (+er)
(= red) facerot; complexiongesund, rot; sky, glowrötlich
(Brit inf: = bloody) → verdammt (inf)
adv (Brit inf: = bloody) → verdammt (inf); how could you be so ruddy stupid?wie konntest du nur so verdammt blöd sein? (inf)

ruddy

1 [ˈrʌdɪ] adj (-ier (comp) (-iest (superl))) (complexion) → rubicondo/a; (sky) → rossastro/a

ruddy

2 [ˈrʌdɪ] adj (-ier (comp) (-iest (superl))) (Brit) (fam) → dannato/a

ruddy

(ˈradi) adjective
1. (of the face) rosy and showing good health. ruddy cheeks.
2. red. The sky was filled with a ruddy glow.
References in classic literature ?
The very furniture of the room seemed to mellow and deepen in its tone; the ceiling and walls looked blacker and more highly polished, the curtains of a ruddier red; the fire burnt clear and high, and the crickets in the hearthstone chirped with a more than wonted satisfaction.
But to the chamber which lies most westwardly of the seven, there are now none of the maskers who venture; for the night is waning away; and there flows a ruddier light through the blood-coloured panes; and the blackness of the sable drapery appals; and to him whose foot falls upon the sable carpet, there comes from the near clock of ebony a muffled peal more solemnly emphatic than any which reaches their ears who indulged in the more remote gaieties of the other apartments.
Woodcourt, "his being so much younger or older, or thinner or fatter, or paler or ruddier, as there being upon his face such a singular expression.
I want to see a ruddier touch here, Neville,' he said, indicating his own healthy cheek by way of pattern.
The house above was said to be on the identical site of a suburban retreat of the admirable Tiberius; there was the old sinner's private theatre with the tiers cut clean to this day, the well where he used to fatten his lampreys on his slaves, and a ruined temple of those ripping old Roman bricks, shallow as dominoes and ruddier than the cherry.
When remarking upon the physiognomy of Scottish peasants, for example, Morris compares their angular faces and grey eyes favorably to the "chubbiness of a Gloucestershire farmer" and the "smarter and ruddier oiliness of some of our own country folks" (Peter's Letters, 27).
Nona, Nora Nelder saw Reid Durward, guns snug, draw; ruddier was "Red Len" Aron, anon .
THREE years on from Katy (Kathleen Brien) B's Mercury-nominated debut On A Mission and British dance music is in a ruddier state of health than it has been for some years.