Definition of Red-faced

1. Adjective. (especially of the face) reddened or suffused with or as if with blood from emotion or exertion. "Flushed (or crimson) with embarrassment"

Exact synonyms: Crimson, Flushed, Red, Reddened
Similar to: Colored, Colorful, Coloured
Derivative terms: Redness

2. Adjective. Having a red face from embarrassment or shame or agitation or emotional upset. "Was red-faced with anger"
Exact synonyms: Blushful, Blushing
Similar to: Discomposed

Definition of Red-faced

1. Adjective. with a red face; flushed, due to emotional or physical causes. ¹

2. Adjective. (by extension) embarrassed ¹

3. Adjective. (by extension) inebriate ¹

4. Adjective. (by extension) angry ¹

5. Adjective. (by extension) flustered ¹

6. Adjective. (by extension) exhausted ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Red-faced

red-breasted nuthatch
red-breasted sapsucker
red-breasted snipe
red-crested pochard
red-crested pochards
red-eared slider
red-eared sliders
red-eyed vireo
red-faced (current term)
red-faced cormorant
red-flowered silky oak
red-green color blindness
red-green colour blindness
red-green dichromacy
red-hot poker
red-lead putty

Literary usage of Red-faced

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

1. The Battle of April 19, 1775: In Lexington, Concord, Lincoln, Arlington by Frank Warren Coburn (1912)
"The Swett MSS. is interesting as giving the distinctive uniforms as follows; j Hale in Memorial History of Boston, III, 79. Fourth or King's Own, red faced ..."

2. Hadden's Journal and Orderly Books: A Journal Kept in Canada and Upon by James Murray Hadden, Horatio Rogers, Guy Carleton Dorchester, John Burgoyne, William Phillips (1884)
"Red faced with yellow, white lace, with two black stripes. aoth Foot. ... Red faced with buff, white lace, blue and yellow worm, and small red stripes. ..."

3. China and the Allies by Arnold Henry Savage Landor (1901)
"... leader—Before her mother's eyes—An offering to the red-faced God of War—Women Boxers—Reward for their services—The China inland missionaries—A terrible ..."

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