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.
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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"
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blushing

noun
Related words
fear ereuthophobia
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Translations

blushing

[ˈblʌʃɪŋ] ADJruboroso; [bride] → candoroso
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blushing

adjerrötend; the blushing bridedie sittsame Braut
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

blushing

[ˈblʌʃɪŋ] adj the blushing bride (hum) → la dolce sposina
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

blush·ing

n. rubor.
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