having a red face.
blushing or flushed with embarrassment, anger, resentment, or the like.

Origin of red-faced

First recorded in 1570–80
Related formsred-fac·ed·ly [red-fey-sid-lee, -feyst-lee] /ˈrɛdˈfeɪ sɪd li, -ˈfeɪst li/, adverb Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Contemporary Examples of red-faced

Historical Examples of red-faced

  • 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.


    Joseph C. Lincoln

  • The door opened and a stout, red-faced young woman appeared.


    Joseph C. Lincoln

  • It was near sunset when his Hausfrau, the disappearing chaperon, ran to him red-faced.


    James Huneker

British Dictionary definitions for red-faced



flushed with embarrassment or anger
having a florid complexion
Derived Formsred-facedly (ˌrɛdˈfeɪsɪdlɪ, -ˈfeɪstlɪ), adverb
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