Definitions for blushblʌʃ

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. bloom, blush, flush, rosiness(noun)

    a rosy color (especially in the cheeks) taken as a sign of good health

  2. blush, flush(verb)

    sudden reddening of the face (as from embarrassment or guilt or shame or modesty)

  3. blush, crimson, flush, redden(verb)

    turn red, as if in embarrassment or shame

    "The girl blushed when a young man whistled as she walked by"

  4. blush(verb)

    become rosy or reddish

    "her cheeks blushed in the cold winter air"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Blush(verb)

    to become suffused with red in the cheeks, as from a sense of shame, modesty, or confusion; to become red from such cause, as the cheeks or face

  2. Blush(verb)

    to grow red; to have a red or rosy color

  3. Blush(verb)

    to have a warm and delicate color, as some roses and other flowers

  4. Blush(verb)

    to suffuse with a blush; to redden; to make roseate

  5. Blush(verb)

    to express or make known by blushing

  6. Blush(noun)

    a suffusion of the cheeks or face with red, as from a sense of shame, confusion, or modesty

  7. Blush(noun)

    a red or reddish color; a rosy tint

The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz

  1. BLUSH

    A temporary erythema and calorific effulgence of the physiognomy, aeteologized by the perceptiveness of the sensorium, in a predicament of inequilibrity, from a sense of shame, anger or other cause, eventuating in a paresis of the vase-motorial, muscular filaments of the facial capillaries, whereby, being divested of their elasticity, they become suffused with a radiance emanating from an intimidated praecordia.

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Randy Mastro:

    This is a racketeering scheme so audacious it would make the mob blush.

  2. Menander:

    The man who cannot blush, and who has no feelings of fear, has reached the acme of impudence.

  3. Charles de LEUSSE:

    A kiss on one cheek makes her blush both cheeks. (Un bisou sur une joue Fait rougir les deux joues)

  4. William Shakespeare, The Merchant of Venice, Act II Scene 6:

    But love is blind and lovers cannot see
    The pretty follies that themselves commit;
    For if they could, Cupid himself would blush
    To see me thus transformed to a boy.

  5. Mary McCarthy:

    In verity we are the poor. This humanity we would claim for ourselves is the legacy, not only of the Enlightenment, but of the thousands and thousands of European peasants and poor townspeople who came here bringing their humanity and their sufferings with them. It is the absence of a stable upper class that is responsible for much of the vulgarity of the American scene. Should we blush before the visitor for this deficiency?


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