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1‘the children's happy, flushed faces’
red, pink, ruddy, glowing, reddish, pinkish, florid, high-coloured, healthy-looking, aglow, burning, flaming, feverish, rubicund, roseate, rosy
blushing, red-faced, blowsy, embarrassed, shamefaced
rare erubescent, rubescent
2‘flushed with success, he was now getting into his stride’
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
informal blissed out, over the moon, high, on a high
North American informal wigged out
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