Definitions of blush

  1. a rosy color ( especially in the cheeks) taken as a sign of good health
  2. become rosy or reddish; " her cheeks blushed in the cold winter air"
  3. sudden reddening of the face ( as from embarrassment or guilt or shame or modesty)
  4. To become suffused with red in the cheeks, as from a sense of shame, modesty, or confusion; to become red from such cause, as the cheeks or face.
  5. To grow red; to have a red or rosy color.
  6. To have a warm and delicate color, as some roses and other flowers.
  7. To suffuse with a blush; to redden; to make roseate.
  8. A suffusion of the cheeks or face with red, as from a sense of shame, confusion, or modesty.
  9. A red or reddish color; a rosy tint.
  10. To redden or become rosy; to become red in the face; to feel shame.
  11. The red color that rises in the cheeks through shame, modesty, etc.; a red or reddish color.
  12. A red glow on the face caused by shame, modesty, etc.: any reddish color: sudden appearance.
  13. To show shame or confusion by growing red in the face: to grow red.
  14. A rosy color; red glow in the face.
  15. To have a red color; to redden in the face.
  16. To make or become red; flush; redden.
  17. A reddening, as of the face; a red or rosy tint; flush.
  18. A glance; glimpse.
  19. Redness in the cheeks from shame, confusion, & c.; a red or reddish colour; a glance.
  20. To grow red in the face from shame, confusion, & c.; to feel ashamed.
  21. A glow of red on the cheeks or face excited by a sense of modesty, shame, or indignation.
  22. To redden on the cheeks or face; to carry a blooming colour.

Usage examples for blush

  1. Flea dropped her head with a blush of shame. – From the Valley of the Missing by Grace Miller White
  2. And she used to blush, and look most romantic. – The Princess of the School by Angela Brazil
  3. " Yes," she said quickly, and with a slight blush. – Sanctuary by Edith Wharton
  4. And why not, dearest Ethelind; I shall really begin to suspect you like him yourself; oh, that tell tale blush, how it becomes you. – A Book For The Young by Sarah French
  5. You make me blush, marquis, for not having called on you yet. – The Memoires of Casanova, Complete The Rare Unabridged London Edition Of 1894, plus An Unpublished Chapter of History, By Arthur Symons by Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
  6. Mr. Cashmore could only blush for her. – The Awkward Age by Henry James
  7. Indeed, I have been searching and searching for her all the morning, answered the youth with a vivid blush. – Mabel's Mistake by Ann S. Stephens
  8. You were ready to run any risk for a smile and a blush of pleasure, you were willing to sacrifice anything and everything for her praise. – Mr. Isaacs by F. Marion Crawford
  9. " And may I not be proud that a grandmother, who is a Roman, as my wife is, can find it so easy to blush? – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  10. Yes- love her, and never give her cause to blush for her kindness to you, my boy. – The Story of Antony Grace by George Manville Fenn
  11. A startled look came into the girl's eyes, and a deep blush swept over her fair cheeks. – Temporal Power by Marie Corelli
  12. Something sent a faint blush to her cheek, and she was glad there was not much light, and she did not wish to speak for a little while. – The Heart of Rome by Francis Marion Crawford
  13. Yet blush not at it! – On Prayer and The Contemplative Life by St. Thomas Aquinas
  14. And you can put the whole thing plainly without so much as a blush! – The Crime Doctor by Ernest William Hornung
  15. It's horrid to blush! – Betty Trevor by Mrs. G. de Horne Vaizey
  16. I gave him my hand and a good deal more of a smile and a blush than I intended. – The Melting of Molly by Maria Thompson Daviess
  17. I know that you do, my boy, for I can feel your blush on my own cheeks. – The Orpheus C. Kerr Papers. Series 1 by Robert H. Newell
  18. All the spirit of her countenance is returned: she walks in air; her cheeks have the blush of pleasure; I never saw so astonishing a change. – The History of Emily Montague by Frances Brooke
  19. I answered, feeling myself blush. – The White Peacock by D. H. (David Herbert) Lawrence
  20. Only say that I may some day call you mine, and I will win a name that you will not blush to bear." – The Rector of St. Mark's by Mary J. Holmes