red-faced


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red-faced

(rĕd′fāst′)
adj.
Embarrassed: "They were caught red-handed, and now they are red-faced" (Margaret Thatcher).

red-faced

adj
1. flushed with embarrassment or anger
2. having a florid complexion
red-facedly adv
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.red-faced - (especially of the face) reddened or suffused with or as if with blood from emotion or exertion; "crimson with fury"; "turned red from exertion"; "with puffy reddened eyes"; "red-faced and violent"; "flushed (or crimson) with embarrassment"
colored, coloured, colorful - having color or a certain color; sometimes used in combination; "colored crepe paper"; "the film was in color"; "amber-colored heads of grain"
2.red-faced - 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"
Translations

red-faced

[ˈredˈfeɪst] ADJ (lit) → con la cara roja (fig) (= ashamed) → ruborizado, avergonzado; (with anger) → con la cara encendida or colorada or roja (de ira)

red-faced

[ˌrɛdˈfeɪst] adj (also) (fig) → rosso/a in viso

red-faced

a. ruborizado-a, con la cara encendida.
References in classic literature ?
A red-faced man, slamming the cabin door behind him and stumping out on the deck, interrupted my reflections, though I made a mental note of the topic for use in a projected essay which I had thought of calling "The Necessity for Freedom: A Plea for the Artist.
And now they're payin' their respects to each other and tryin' to get clear," the red-faced man went on, as the hurried whistling ceased.
It was not very long, you may be sure, before a red-faced little boy was seen staggering about the Maypole passage, and kicking up his heels on the green before the door.
The secretary knocked, the door opened, and Levin was met by two red-faced gentlemen, who darted out.
I can't stand any more of it," said one red-faced gentleman.
He stood red-faced and blinking, with his crooked arms outstretched, while a male hand, protruding from the window, kept piling up upon him a series of articles the sight of which filled the curious old ladies with bewilderment.
Besides, it was not as if the red-faced customer had been rude.
Mr Shute had lowered with ease the record for gay badinage, hitherto held by the red-faced customer; yet to all appearances there had been no change in Arthur's manner.
But still the red-faced gentleman extolled the good old times, the grand old times, the great old times.
The fat red-faced man looked after him with astonishment as he strode away; so did the people in their Sunday clothes who were out so early; the charity- boys with shining faces, the greengrocer lolling at his door, and the publican shutting his shutters in the sunshine, against service commenced.
a red-faced, broad-shouldered soldier asked Pierre, with a grin that disclosed a set of sound, white teeth.
cried the red-faced humorist, showing his teeth chaffing Pierre.