blushing blushing  /b ˈlə ʃɪŋ/


  • (adj) having a red face from embarrassment or shame or agitation or emotional upset



  1. For a sex lecture, the lady instructor arrives in the buff, prompting a genial response from a student audience, and furious blushing and giggles from four parents.
  2. At first, she rode high in an open-topped car, blushing and waving like a prom queen.
  3. On their blushing labels, they offer energy and revitalization, increased alertness, even relief from the aches of premenstrual syndrome.



  1. Ms Brown said: "I think what was so interesting about Diana was the stunning theatre of watching her change before our very eyes, of seeing her move from this shy, blushing mouse into becoming a global superstar."
    on Jun 18, 2007 By: Tina Brown Source:

  2. "Fortunately, because he has my complexion, we can't see that he is blushing," Tutu said.
    on Aug 21, 2006 By: Desmond Tutu Source: Chicago Sun-Times

  3. "We were in the kitchen, her husband came in, that guy, you know, and he says 'Oh, you know, Um Ali, she wants to be a suicide bomber.' Um Ali's like, 'Oh yes, I do.' Obviously blushing because he was praising her, and she was really proud of...
    on Aug 17, 2006 By: Jill Carroll Source: Voice of America

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