Definition of ruddy-complexioned in English:



  • Having a complexion of a healthy red colour.

    • ‘A tall, slim, and pale youth, in company with a short, stout, ruddy-complexioned man, were to be seen conversing and walking slowly together in the direction of Kensington.’
    • ‘He is 87, a ruddy-complexioned, curly gray-haired soft-spoken man.’
    • ‘I half-turned to come face to face with a ruddy-complexioned bloke about my own age, perhaps a little less.’
    • ‘Devonshire in middle life resembled a solemn, ruddy-complexioned walrus with a strong jaw.’
    • ‘A short, ruddy-complexioned man, Roberts often gave the impression to outsiders of being exceptionally withdrawn and silent.’
    untidy, sloppy, scruffy, messy, dishevelled, slovenly, sluttish, slatternly, tousled, unkempt, frowzy, slipshod, bedraggled, down at heel
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