[ bluhsh-ing ]
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  1. reddening, as from embarrassment or self-consciousness: All eyes were on the blushing bride—the star of the evening!At the mayor’s request, they serenaded the blushing councilor with a rendition of “Happy Birthday.”

  2. feeling or showing embarrassment or self-consciousness: The author plows ahead with a disarmingly blushing work about trying to embrace her queer identity, her marriage, and motherhood simultaneously.

  1. rosy, as the sky, flowers, etc.: This chocolate Valentine cake is delicious—and the blushing raspberry frosting is the perfect pink.

Origin of blushing

First recorded in 1560–70; blush + -ing2

Other words from blushing

  • blush·ing·ly, adverb

Words Nearby blushing Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use blushing in a sentence

  • Nature seems still to wish to keep the young and blushing girl apart from that connection which entails grave and arduous duties.

  • At this poem Mary professed herself delighted; for she was long past blushing at lip service.

    God Wills It! | William Stearns Davis
  • He has often come to ask after you,” she said blushing, “but he is afraid to see you, lest it should do you harm just now.

    Julian Home | Dean Frederic W. Farrar
  • "I have not sent for you for nothing, Oswald," she said, blushing a little as if it were a hard matter she had to speak of.

    A Prince of Cornwall | Charles W. Whistler
  • Another titter through the court-room, the colonel and the squire blushing redder than ever.

    The Rival Campers | Ruel Perley Smith