Definition of flushed in English:



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

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

    ‘flushed with success, I was getting into my stride’
    • ‘This time, he was peculiarly flushed, leading a colleague to speculate whether he was on something.’
    • ‘And the cool prose doesn't even hint at the warmth, at the feeling of flushed well-being the drink provides.’
    • ‘They emptied the bottle of brandy so both were feeling flushed but relaxed.’
    • ‘The door opened and a flushed Georgiana stood in front of him.’
    • ‘Penelope herself was beginning to feel rather flushed with success at the table.’
    • ‘It increases your confidence, as well as opening small blood vessels, making you feel flushed and warm.’
    • ‘After stopping for a quick pint, they arrived home flushed and happy.’
    • ‘When I donned hat and coat to take the trash out to the bins I came back indoors all flushed and happy.’
    • ‘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.’
    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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