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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 ?
Gold and purple clouds lay on the hilltops, and rising high into the ruddy light were silvery white peaks that shone like the airy spires of some Celestial City.
And always two long black shadows flitted before us or followed after, dark spots on the ruddy grass.
She wept for very pleasure when she felt their little arms clasping her; their hard, ruddy cheeks pressed against her own glowing cheeks.
The bright morning sun, therefore, shone on broad shoulders and well-developed busts, and on round and ruddy cheeks, that had ripened in the far-off island, and had hardly yet grown paler or thinner in the atmosphere of New England.
But if there was a pleasure in all this, while snugly cuddling in the chimney corner of a chamber that was all of a ruddy glow from the crackling wood fire, and where, of course, no spectre dared to show its face, it was dearly purchased by the terrors of his subsequent walk homewards.
A short, stout, ruddy young fellow, very pugnacious concerning whales, who somehow seemed to think that the great Leviathans had personally and hereditarily affronted him; and therefore it was a sort of point of honor with him, to destroy them whenever encountered.
Methinks now this coined sun wears a ruddy face; but see
Coming from the better part of the fair, I noticed a man who looked like a gentleman farmer, with a young boy by his side; he had a broad back and round shoulders, a kind, ruddy face, and he wore a broad-brimmed hat.
The ruddy glare of the charcoal displayed the confused and unpromising aspect of the room,--saddles, bridles, several sorts of harness, riding-whips, overcoats, and various articles of clothing, scattered up and down the room in confused variety; and the dogs, of whom we have before spoken, had encamped themselves among them, to suit their own taste and convenience.
A strapping, ruddy girl was beating flax or some such stuff in a little bit of a good-box of a barn, and she swung her flail with a will--if it was a flail; I was not farmer enough to know what she was at; a frowsy, barelegged girl was herding half a dozen geese with a stick--driving them along the lane and keeping them out of the dwellings; a cooper was at work in a shop which I know he did not make so large a thing as a hogshead in, for there was not room.
The climbing fire lit up their faces and threw its ruddy glare upon the pillared tree-trunks of their forest temple, and upon the varnished foliage and festooning vines.
Miss Miller was more ordinary; ruddy in complexion, though of a careworn countenance; hurried in gait and action, like one who had always a multiplicity of tasks on hand: she looked, indeed, what I afterwards found she really was, an under-teacher.