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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 ?
Thus saying he strode merrily forward to the edge of the wood, and paused there a moment, his agile form erect, his brown locks flowing and his brown eyes watching the road; and a goodly sight he made, as the wind blew the ruddy color into his cheeks.
A little pink-eyed Jew-boy, with a head as ruddy as the rising morn, let the party into the house, and Rawdon was welcomed to the ground-floor apartments by Mr.
Peter obeyed; the ruddy firelight streamed over the floor.
She wept for very pleasure when she felt their little arms clasping her; their hard, ruddy cheeks pressed against her own glowing cheeks.
He had been an artisan of famed excellence, and with plenty to do; owned a house and garden; embraced a youthful, daughter-like, loving wife, and three blithe, ruddy children; every Sunday went to a cheerful-looking church, planted in a grove.
And always two long black shadows flitted before us or followed after, dark spots on the ruddy grass.
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 door was opened by a comely young woman, with ruddy cheeks and a bright kind eye that promised conversation.
A sort of smiling vexation was visible on his ruddy face.
And there rose before him the Danube at bright noonday: reeds, the Russian camp, and himself a young general without a wrinkle on his ruddy face, vigorous and alert, entering Potemkin's gaily colored tent, and a burning sense of jealousy of "the favorite" agitated him now as strongly as it had done then.
His face too was accounted handsome by the generality of women, for it was broad and ruddy, with tolerably good teeth.
Then I saw, without understanding, the cause of my phantom,-- a ruddy glow that came and danced and went upon the wall opposite.