Definitions for blushblʌʃ
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
to redden, as from embarrassment.
to feel shame or embarrassment (often fol. by at or for).
(of the sky, flowers, etc.) to become rosy.
(of new house paint or lacquer) to become cloudy or dull, esp. through moisture.
(v.t.)to make red; flush.
to make known by a blush.
(n.)a reddening, as of the face.
a rosy or pinkish tinge.
Category: Common Vocabulary, Clothing
Ref: blusher (def. 2). 2
Ref: Also called blush wine.
Idioms for blush:
at first blush, at first glance or consideration.
Origin of blush:
1275–1325; ME bluschen, OE blyscan to redden, c. MLG bloschen
bloom, blush, flush, rosiness(noun)
a rosy color (especially in the cheeks) taken as a sign of good health
sudden reddening of the face (as from embarrassment or guilt or shame or modesty)
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"
become rosy or reddish
"her cheeks blushed in the cold winter air"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
to become red-faced with embarrassment
She blushed at the thought of what she had done.
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
to grow red; to have a red or rosy color
to have a warm and delicate color, as some roses and other flowers
to suffuse with a blush; to redden; to make roseate
to express or make known by blushing
a suffusion of the cheeks or face with red, as from a sense of shame, confusion, or modesty
a red or reddish color; a rosy tint
The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz
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.
Translations for blush
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a red glow on the skin caused by shame, embarrassment etc.
- احْمِرار الوَجْـهArabic
- ruborPortuguese (BR)
- das ErrötenGerman
- κοκκίνισμα στο πρόσωποGreek
- sonrojo, ruborSpanish
- شرم همراه با سرخ روییFarsi
- शरम इत्यादि के वजह से गाल लाल पड़नाHindi
- kemerah-merahan pada mukaIndonesian
- 얼굴을 붉히기Korean
- raudonis, užkaitimasLithuanian
- (kauna) sārtums; pietvīkumsLatvian
- muka menjadi merah kerana maluMalay
- rødme, rødmingNorwegian
- rumienić sięPolish
- شرم همراه با سرخ روییPersian
- له وارخطایی اوخجالت څخه سورکیدلPashto
- краска стыда, смущенияRussian
- 臉紅Chinese (Trad.)
- شرمساری سے چہرے پرآئی ہوئی سرخی اUrdu
- sự đỏ mặtVietnamese
- 脸红Chinese (Simp.)
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