from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Embarrassed: "They were caught red-handed, and now they are red-faced” ( Margaret Thatcher).

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. with a red face; flushed, due to emotional or physical causes.
  • adj. embarrassed
  • adj. inebriate
  • adj. angry
  • adj. flustered
  • adj. exhausted

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having a red face.
  • In ornithology, having the front of the head red: as, the red-faced or Pallas's cormorant, Phalacrocorax perspicillatus.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. (especially of the face) reddened or suffused with or as if with blood from emotion or exertion
  • adj. having a red face from embarrassment or shame or agitation or emotional upset


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