Definition of Blush

1. Noun. A rosy color (especially in the cheeks) taken as a sign of good health.

Exact synonyms: Bloom, Flush, Rosiness
Generic synonyms: Good Health, Healthiness
Derivative terms: Flush, Rosy

2. Verb. Turn red, as if in embarrassment or shame. "The girl blushed when a young man whistled as she walked by"
Exact synonyms: Crimson, Flush, Redden
Generic synonyms: Color, Colour, Discolor, Discolour
Derivative terms: Blusher, Blusher, Crimson, Flush, Flush

3. Noun. Sudden reddening of the face (as from embarrassment or guilt or shame or modesty).

4. Verb. Become rosy or reddish. "Her cheeks blushed in the cold winter air"
Generic synonyms: Redden

Definition of Blush

1. v. i. 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. v. t. To suffuse with a blush; to redden; to make roseate.

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

Definition of Blush

1. Noun. An act of blushing. ¹

2. Noun. A sort of makeup, frequently a powder, used to redden the cheeks. Confer rouge. ¹

3. Noun. A color between pink and cream. ¹

4. Verb. To redden in the face from shame, excitement or embarrassment. ¹

5. Noun. The collective noun for a group of boys. ¹

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Definition of Blush

1. to become red [v -ED, -ING, -ES] - See also: red

Medical Definition of Blush

1. 1. A sudden and brief redness of the face and neck due to emotion. 2. In angiography, used metaphorically to describe neovascularity or, in some cases, extravasation. Origin: M.E., fr. O.E. Blyscan (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Blush

blurt out
blush (current term)
blush is off the peach
blush is off the rose
blush wine

Literary usage of Blush

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals by Charles Darwin (1913)
"Monkeys redden from passion, but it would require an overwhelming amount of evidence to make us believe that any animal could blush. ..."

2. The Universal Songster: Or, Museum of Mirth: Forming the Most Complete (1834)
"Some weakness, some shame, and some modesty And the cheek that a blush can ne'er reveal, Shows the head can't think, or the heart can't feel. ..."

3. A Dictionary of Similes by Frank Jenners Wilstach (1916)
"blush like an opal. — ANON. blush like the heart of flame. ... blush as hot as June. —IBID. blush'd and smiled like a clear and rosy eventide. ..."

4. The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon (1887)
"... priests the Moody sacrifice so rashly performed by the madness of the Phrygian boy. The pious emperor condescends to relate, without a blush and without ..."

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