blushy

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

blush +‎ -y

Adjective[edit]

blushy (comparative more blushy, superlative most blushy)

  1. Suffused with blushes or blushlike hues.
    • 1868?, Louisa May Alcott, Little Women
      I didn't feel blushy or quakey, but quite cool and only a little excited.
    • 2007, Bill Cameron, Lost Dog‎
      Well, before you have to ask and get all blushy again, I'll take you home.
    • 2007 January 19, Holland Cotter, “Treasure Hunt for Grown-Ups With Money”, New York Times:
      As it happens, the blushy tone does wonders for tallowy New York winter complexions, and, more important, it sets off to advantage the booth’s prize display: a 1901 portrait miniature of the future Kings George VI and Edward VIII, at ages 6 and 7 respectively.
  2. (of a person) Embarrassed, blushing; feeling as though one might blush.