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red-faced

[red-feyst] /ˈrɛdˈfeɪst/
adjective
1.
having a red face.
2.
blushing or flushed with embarrassment, anger, resentment, or the like.
Origin of red-faced
1570-1580
First recorded in 1570-80
Related forms
red-facedly
[red-fey-sid-lee, -feyst-lee] /ˈrɛdˈfeɪ sɪd li, -ˈfeɪst li/ (Show IPA),
adverb
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  • There was a stout, red-faced man, coming on the run as fast as he could hurry.

  • The magnate, red-faced and angry, returned with him to the station.

    The Depot Master Joseph C. Lincoln
  • The red-faced gentleman stared at him in indignant amazement.

    Shavings Joseph C. Lincoln
  • The door opened and a stout, red-faced young woman appeared.

    Mary-'Gusta Joseph C. Lincoln
  • It was near sunset when his Hausfrau, the disappearing chaperon, ran to him red-faced.

    Melomaniacs James Huneker
British Dictionary definitions for red-faced

red-faced

adjective
1.
flushed with embarrassment or anger
2.
having a florid complexion
Derived Forms
red-facedly (ˌrɛdˈfeɪsɪdlɪ; -ˈfeɪstlɪ) adverb
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Slang definitions & phrases for red-faced

red-faced

adjective

Embarrassed; abashed; guilty-looking (1950s+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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