Definition of flushed in US English:

flushed

adjective

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

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

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

/fləʃt//fləSHt/