red-faced

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red-faced (comparative more red-faced, superlative most red-faced)

  1. Used other than with a figurative or idiomatic meaning: see red,‎ face.
    • 2004, Robin Chittenden, Birds of Prey of the World, page 31:
      A red-faced bird with a striking white head and underside, and black-and-white wings and tail, the Palmnut Vulture lives in tropical forested areas of Africa, often by lakes, rivers, and seashores.
  2. With a red face; flushed, due to emotional or physical causes.
    1. (by extension) embarrassed
      A red-faced John edged his way quietly out of the room.
    2. (by extension) inebriate
      Coming home late and red-faced every night from the pub is not what I expected of you.
    3. (by extension) angry
      The customer gave a red-faced account of the argument with the waiter.
    4. (by extension) flustered
      "I can't for the life of me think where I left the tickets!", she cried out, red-faced.
    5. (by extension) exhausted
      He collapsed, red-faced from the effort, against the door jamb.