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Synonyms of red in English:


  • 1 a red dress
    scarlet, vermilion, ruby, ruby-red, ruby-coloured, cherry, cherry-red, cerise, cardinal, carmine, wine, wine-red, wine-coloured, claret, claret-red, claret-coloured, blood-red;
    flame, flaming, coral, cochineal, rose, rosy;
    brick-red, maroon, rusty, foxy, rufous;
    literarydamask, vermeil
    Heraldry sanguine, gules
  • 2 he was somewhat red in the face from his exertions
  • 3 the chlorine in the water made his eyes red
    bloodshot, red-rimmed, inflamed;
    swollen, sore
  • 4 the lady with the red hair
    reddish, flaming red, flame-coloured, auburn, Titian, chestnut, carroty, ginger, sandy, foxy
  • noun

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  • informal, , derogatory in this film the war is against drug barons rather than Reds
  • Phrases

    in the red

    his account is still in the red
    [Antonyms] in the black
    overdrawn, in debt, in debit, in deficit, owing money, in arrears, showing a loss

    see red

    informal she saw red and hit him with the hammer
    become very angry, become enraged, go into a rage, lose one's temper
    British informalgo spare, go crackers, do one's nut
    North American informalflip one's wig, blow one's lid/stack
    vulgar slanggo apeshit

    red herring

    it's more of a red herring than a legitimate plot element
    bluff, blind, ruse, feint, deception, subterfuge, hoax, trick, ploy, device, wile, sham, pretence, artifice, cover, smokescreen, distraction, expedient, contrivance, machination
    informaldodge, put-on, put-up job

    Word links

    rhodo- related prefix, as in rhodonite
    erythro- related prefix, as in erythrocyte

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