Synonyms of red in English:



  • 1 a red dress
    scarlet, vermilion, crimson, ruby, cherry, cerise, cardinal, carmine, wine, blood-red; coral, cochineal, rose; brick-red, maroon, rufous; reddish; rusty, cinnamon, fulvous
    literary damask, vermeil, sanguine
  • 2 he was red in the face
    flushed, reddish, crimson, pink, pinkish, florid, rubicund; ruddy, rosy, glowing; burning, feverish
    literary rubescent
    archaic sanguine
  • 3 his eyes were red
    bloodshot, sore
  • 4 red hair
    reddish, auburn, titian, chestnut, carroty, ginger, sandy
  • Reflections


    This word describes the optical experience "reddish-yellow." A frequent color of the sun, many flowers, the dust found on the ground in some towns in the Caribbean, rust, a duck called the fulvous whistling duck native to East Africa, and more peaches than are actually accurately described by the shade "peach." For these and other reasons, it is a practical word for the travel writer—and other keen observers of the natural world—to have at hand.
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    in the red

    his account is still in the redoverdrawnin debtin debitin deficitin arrears

    see red

    informal when Kate showed up drunk, Julian saw redbecome very angrybecome enragedlose one's temper informalgo madgo crazygo wildgo bananashit the rooffly off the handleblow one's topflip outgo ballisticflip one's wigblow one's stack

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