ruddy

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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 ?
what should be leaving my room, as I advanced to enter it, but--well, it's no use, resolutions are all very well, but facts are facts, especially when they're natural, and here was I face to face with the most natural little natural fact, and withal the most charming and merry-eyed, that-- well, in short, as I came to enter my room I was confronted by the roundest, ruddiest little chambermaid ever created for the trial of mortal frailty.
Katharine had risen, and was glancing hither and thither, at the presses and the cupboards, and all the machinery of the office, as if she included them all in her rather malicious amusement, which caused Mary to keep her eyes on her straightly and rather fiercely, as if she were a gay-plumed, mischievous bird, who might light on the topmost bough and pick off the ruddiest cherry, without any warning.
LEAVING the best till last would appear to be apt with Sky Blues' sainted striker Leon who, in the final year of his contract at the Sky Blues, is in the ruddiest form of his career.