Definition of flushed in English:

flushed

adjective

  • 1(of a person's skin) red and hot, typically as the result of illness or strong emotion.

    ‘her flushed cheeks’
    • ‘Her face felt hot and flushed, and she was certain that everyone could read her thoughts and see directly into her heart.’
    • ‘Your hands may tingle or feel numb, and you might feel flushed or chilled.’
    • ‘A little later than usual, he arrived, freshly showered and a little flushed from exercise.’
    • ‘I felt my flushed cheek with my hand.’
    • ‘He opened the car door for Amanda and decided her flushed cheeks and bright smile meant the night was a success.’
    • ‘The angry, flushed face contrasted to the bright, light coloured walls of the large, minimal room.’
    • ‘Rita was calm under pressure, never looking flushed or hassled.’
    • ‘At last she came rushing in, looking breathless and flushed.’
    • ‘Charles and Jane both flushed as they exchanged a glance, embarrassed at being seen through so easily.’
    • ‘I knew tears and flushed cheeks were on their way.’
    • ‘She thought about his flushed face, his gleaming eyes, his handsome build, his passionate words.’
    • ‘His reference intensified the hue of her flushed cheeks.’
    • ‘Her face had turned from a quiet serene to a flushed surprise.’
    • ‘Turning around, she looked at my flushed face with dismay.’
    • ‘Darcy remained steadfastly silent, his countenance unusually flushed.’
    • ‘She was pulling weeds on her knees, her face sweaty and flushed beneath her floppy sun bonnet.’
    • ‘The first signs of heat exhaustion for children are when they become flushed, crabby, and don't feel well.’
    • ‘Her face was so flushed she couldn't speak.’
    • ‘Even at such a moment he was not unable to notice how pretty she looked, with a flushed face and shining eyes.’
    • ‘Mr. Eastman was, obviously, very anxious, and his face appeared flushed as he prepared to lift the cloth.’
  • 2(of a person) excited or elated by something.

    ‘flushed with success, I was getting into my stride’
    • ‘No doubt those who champion civil rights felt flushed with a warm sense of euphoria as a result of winning the vote.’
    • ‘As we talked, I started to feel flushed.’
    • ‘And the cool prose doesn't even hint at the warmth, at the feeling of flushed well-being the drink provides.’
    • ‘Penelope herself was beginning to feel rather flushed with success at the table.’
    • ‘They emptied the bottle of brandy so both were feeling flushed but relaxed.’
    • ‘It increases your confidence, as well as opening small blood vessels, making you feel flushed and warm.’
    • ‘When I donned hat and coat to take the trash out to the bins I came back indoors all flushed and happy.’
    • ‘After stopping for a quick pint, they arrived home flushed and happy.’
    • ‘This time, he was peculiarly flushed, leading a colleague to speculate whether he was on something.’
    • ‘The door opened and a flushed Georgiana stood in front of him.’
    elated, thrilled, exhilarated, happy, delighted, overjoyed, joyous, gleeful, excited, animated, jubilant, exultant, ecstatic, euphoric, rapturous, in raptures, enraptured, intoxicated, beside oneself, transported, carried away, impassioned, in a frenzy, delirious, hysterical, wild, frenzied
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Pronunciation

flushed

/flʌʃt/