1. a rosy color (especially in the cheeks) taken as a sign of good health;
[syn: bloom, blush, flush, rosiness]
2. sudden reddening of the face (as from embarrassment or guilt or shame or modesty);
[syn: blush, flush]
1. turn red, as if in embarrassment or shame;
- Example: "The girl blushed when a young man whistled as she walked by"
[syn: blush, crimson, flush, redden]
2. become rosy or reddish;
- Example: "her cheeks blushed in the cold winter air"
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Blush \Blush\, v. t. 1. To suffuse with a blush; to redden; to make roseate. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] To blush and beautify the cheek again. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. To express or make known by blushing. [1913 Webster] I'll blush you thanks. --Shak. [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Blush \Blush\ (bl[u^]sh) v. i. [imp. & p. p. Blushed (bl[u^]sht); p. pr. & vb. n. Blushing.] [OE. bluschen to shine, look, turn red, AS. blyscan to glow; akin to blysa a torch, [=a]bl[=y]sian to blush, D. blozen, Dan. blusse to blaze, blush.] [1913 Webster] 1. 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. [1913 Webster] To the nuptial bower I led her blushing like the morn. --Milton. [1913 Webster] In the presence of the shameless and unblushing, the young offender is ashamed to blush. --Buckminster. [1913 Webster] He would stroke The head of modest and ingenuous worth, That blushed at its own praise. --Cowper. [1913 Webster] 2. To grow red; to have a red or rosy color. [1913 Webster] The sun of heaven, methought, was loth to set, But stayed, and made the western welkin blush. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 3. To have a warm and delicate color, as some roses and other flowers. [1913 Webster] Full many a flower is born to blush unseen. --T. Gray. [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Blush \Blush\, n. 1. A suffusion of the cheeks or face with red, as from a sense of shame, confusion, or modesty. [1913 Webster] The rosy blush of love. --Trumbull. [1913 Webster] 2. A red or reddish color; a rosy tint. [1913 Webster] Light's last blushes tinged the distant hills. --Lyttleton. [1913 Webster] At first blush, or At the first blush, at the first appearance or view. "At the first blush, we thought they had been ships come from France." --Hakluyt. Note: This phrase is used now more of ideas, opinions, etc., than of material things. "All purely identical propositions, obviously, and at first blush, appear," etc. --Locke. To put to the blush, to cause to blush with shame; to put to shame. [1913 Webster]Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
50 Moby Thesaurus words for "blush": be guilty, blanch, bloom, blossom, blushing, change color, color, color up, coloring, crimson, crimsoning, darken, fieriness, flame, flush, flushing, glow, grow red, healthy glow, hectic, hectic flush, incandescence, look black, look guilty, mantle, mantling, pale, pink, pudency, pudicity, redden, reddening, redness, rose, rosiness, rouge, rubefacient, rubescence, rufescence, squirm with self-consciousness, stammer, suffusion, turn color, turn pale, turn red, warm color, warmth, warmth of color, whiten, whiteness