blushing

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English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

blushing

  1. Present participle of blush.

Noun[edit]

blushing (plural blushings)

  1. The act of one who blushes; a blush.
    • 1850, Charles Delucena Meigs, Observations on certain of the diseases of young children (page 159)
      In observing the phenomena presented in a case of tubercular meningitis or acute hydrocephalus, one will scarce ever fail of noticing the repeated blushings or suffusions of face in the now insensible or lethargic patient.

Adjective[edit]

blushing (comparative more blushing, superlative most blushing)

  1. Showing blushes; rosy red.
    the blushing bride
    • Prior
      The dappled pink and blushing rose.

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