Definitions for ruddy
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rubicund, ruddy, florid, sanguineadjective
inclined to a healthy reddish color often associated with outdoor life
"a ruddy complexion"; "Santa's rubicund cheeks"; "a fresh and sanguine complexion"
red, reddish, ruddy, blood-red, carmine, cerise, cherry, cherry-red, crimson, ruby, ruby-red, scarletadjective
of a color at the end of the color spectrum (next to orange); resembling the color of blood or cherries or tomatoes or rubies
To make reddish in colour.
The sunset ruddied our faces.
Reddish in color, especially of the face, fire, or sky.
A mild intensifier.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
of a red color; red, or reddish; as, a ruddy sky; a ruddy flame
of a lively flesh color, or the color of the human skin in high health; as, ruddy cheeks or lips
to make ruddy
Etymology: [AS. rudig. See Rud, n.]
Ruddy is a reddish-rosy crimson colour, closer to red than to rose. A brownish shade of ruddy called ruddy brown is often referred to simply as ruddy when referring to animals. A pinkish tone of ruddy called ruddy pink is often referred to simply as ruddy when describing the colour of the cheeks of some Caucasians. The first recorded use of ruddy as a colour name in English was in 1000.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
rud′i (comp. Rudd′ier, superl. Rudd′iest), adj. red: of the colour of the skin in high health: rosy, glowing, bright.—v.t. to make red.—adv. Rudd′ily.—ns. Rudd′iness; Rudd′y-div′er, -duck, an American duck with wedge-shaped tail; Rudd′y-rudd′er, the long-eared sun-fish. [A.S. rudig, rudi—rudu, redness—reád, red.]
King David in the Bible is described as having RUDDY complexion. He was a shepherd and a warrior. 1 Samuel 17:42 ""And when the Philistine looked about, and saw David, he disdained him: for he was but a youth, and ruddy, and of a fair countenance.""
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The numerical value of ruddy in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of ruddy in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
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- rubicund, rubicundaCatalan, Valencian
- rot, verdammt, verflixtGerman
- κοκκινωπός, ρόδινοςGreek
- rubicunda, rubicundoSpanish
- hemmetin, punainen, kirottu, punakkaFinnish
- roði, fjári, rjóður, rauðleitur, ansi, skrambans, skrambi, bölvaður, rauður, fjáransIcelandic
- краснова́тый, румя́ный, дура́цкий, чёртов, прокля́тыйRussian
- rödlätt, rödaktig, rödfärgad, rödblommigSwedish
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