What does blushing mean?

Definitions for blushing

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. blushful, blushing(a), red-faced(adj)

    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"


  1. blushing(Noun)

    The action of the verb to blush.

  2. blushing(Adjective)

    That which blushes.

    the blushing bride

Webster Dictionary

  1. Blushing

    of Blush

  2. Blushing(adj)

    showing blushes; rosy red; having a warm and delicate color like some roses and other flowers; blooming; ruddy; roseate

  3. Blushing(noun)

    the act of turning red; the appearance of a reddish color or flush upon the cheeks


  1. Blushing

    Blushing refers to the involuntary reddening of a person's face due to embarrassment or emotional stress, though it has been known to come from being lovestruck, or from some kind of romantic stimulation. It is thought that blushing is the result of an overactive sympathetic nervous system. Severe blushing is common in people who suffer social anxiety in which the person experiences extreme and persistent anxiety in social and performance situations. Blushing is generally distinguished, despite a close physiological relation, from flushing, which is more intensive and extends over more of the body, and seldom has a mental source. If redness persists for abnormal amounts of time after blushing, then it may be considered an early sign of rosacea. Idiopathic craniofacial erythema is a medical condition where a person blushes strongly with little or no provocation. Just about any situation can bring on intense blushing and it may take one or two minutes for the blush to disappear. Severe blushing can make it difficult for the person to feel comfortable in either social or professional situations. People who have social phobia are particularly prone to idiopathic craniofacial erythema. Psychological treatments and medication can help control blushing.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Blushing

    Involuntary reddening, especially of the face, associated with feelings of embarrassment, confusion or shame.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of blushing in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of blushing in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Laertius Diogenes:

    Blushing is the color of virtue.

  2. George Bernard Shaw:

    Self-sacrifice enables us to sacrifice other people without blushing.

  3. Jonathan Swift:

    As blushing will sometimes make a whore pass for a virtuous woman, so modesty may make a fool seem a man of sense.

  4. Jerome K. Jerome:

    Some people are under the impression that all that is required to make a good fisherman is the ability to tell lies easily and without blushing; but this is a mistake. Mere bald fabrication is useless; the veriest tyro can manage that. It is in the circumstantial detail, the embellishing touches of probability, the general air of scrupulous -- almost of pedantic -- veracity, that the experienced angler is seen.

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