Synonyms of red in English:

red


See definition of red

adjective

1‘a red dress’

SYNONYMS

scarlet, vermilion, ruby, ruby-red, ruby-coloured, cherry, cherry-red, cerise, cardinal, carmine, wine, wine-red, wine-coloured, claret, claret-red, claret-coloured, blood-red

flame, flaming, coral, cochineal, rose, rosy

brick-red, maroon, rusty, foxy, rufous

reddish

literary damask, vermeil

sanguine, gules

rare rufescent

2‘he was somewhat red in the face from his exertions’

SYNONYMS

flushed, reddish, pink, pinkish, florid, high-coloured, rubicund, roseate

ruddy, healthy-looking, rosy, glowing

burning, flaming, feverish

embarrassed, shamefaced

archaic sanguine

rare erubescent, rubescent

3‘the chlorine in the water made his eyes red’

SYNONYMS

bloodshot, red-rimmed, inflamed

swollen, sore

4‘the lady with the red hair’

SYNONYMS

reddish, flaming red, flame-coloured, auburn, Titian, chestnut, carroty, ginger, sandy, foxy


noun

1‘in this film the war is against drug barons rather than Reds’

SYNONYMS

Communist, Marxist, socialist, left-winger, leftist, Bolshevik, revolutionary, anti-capitalist

commie, lefty


Phrases

    in the red

      ‘his account is still in the red’

      SYNONYMS

      overdrawn, in debt, in debit, in deficit, owing money, in arrears, showing a loss

      ANTONYMS

      in the black

      Variant spelling red
    see red

      ‘she saw red and hit him with the hammer’

      SYNONYMS

      become very angry, become enraged, go into a rage, lose one's temper

      get mad, go mad, go crazy, go wild, go bananas, hit the roof, go through the roof, go up the wall, go off the deep end, fly off the handle, blow one's top, blow a fuse, blow a gasket, lose one's rag, go ape, flip, flip one's lid, go non-linear, go ballistic, go psycho

      British

      go spare, go crackers, do one's nut

      North American

      flip one's wig, blow one's lid, blow one's stack

      vulgar slang

      go apeshit

    red herring

      ‘it's more of a red herring than a legitimate plot element’

      SYNONYMS

      bluff, blind, ruse, feint, deception, subterfuge, hoax, trick, ploy, device, wile, sham, pretence, artifice, cover, smokescreen, distraction, expedient, contrivance, machination

      informal

      dodge, put-on, put-up job