1. having a red face from embarrassment or shame or agitation or emotional upset
    was red-faced with anger
    her blushful beau
    the blushing boy was brought before the Principal
  2. (especially of the face) reddened or suffused with or as if with blood from emotion or exertion
    red-faced and violent
    flushed (or crimson) with embarrassment
    crimson with fury
    turned red from exertion
    with puffy reddened eyes
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How To Use red-faced In A Sentence

  • Sweating and red-faced, he'd stood in the middle of the hall, the tea slopping over the marble in a red tide and the newspaper rapidly disintegrating in the currents.
  • At a desk to the very side of the room, a very overweight, red-faced man was shuffling through some files and stuffing them into Manila folders.
  • One character grew particularly animated, becoming red-faced as he struggled to contain the words that burst forth, recalling Offaly teams from bygone eras who had fought so bravely with their scant resources. FIRECRACKER
  • Red-faced officials ordered an investigation into the cause of the accident.
  • Swigging something from plastic cups, they grew red-faced and raucous, hiccupping and screeching. Times, Sunday Times
  • She was accompanied by an equally red-faced and only slightly less stout younger woman, similarly attired. IN LOVE AND WAR
  • Using a procedure they will not make public so as not to give the game away to local ne'er-do-wells, they then freed the red-faced guard from the rear section of the van.
  • Fortunately for a red-faced Basham, former Shelbourne striker Foran slammed his shot straight at the legs of Alan Fettis.
  • Television cameras exposed the errors, viewers were aghast and the sport's officials were left red-faced.
  • Between rubber-necking the shiny, red-faced clientele around the dining room, "picnicking" on the potato salad, and chattering away about the unraveling of events of the evening, I was tempted to press the tiny little doorbell that is attached to the edge of every table in the restaurant. Archive 2007-02-01
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