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1‘he was tall and fair with a ruddy complexion’
reddish, red, rosy, rosy-cheeked, pink, pinkish, roseate, rubicund
healthy-looking, glowing, fresh
rare erubescent, rubescent
2‘the ruddy glow of the low sun’
red, reddish, scarlet, vermilion, crimson, blood-red, rose-red, pink, roseate
3‘you ruddy idiot!’
complete, total, utter
British informal damn, damned, blasted, blessed, flaming, confounded, blithering
British informal flipping, blinking, blooming, bloody, bleeding, effing, chuffing
North American British informal goddam, doggone
Australian British NZ informal plurry
British informal, dated bally
British informal, vulgar slang fucking, frigging
British Irish informal, vulgar slang fecking
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