(Of the eyes) having the inner edges of the eyelids reddened as a result of crying or irritation: red-rimmed eyes fighting back tears
More example sentences
- Her red-rimmed eyes gave away the fact she had recently been crying.
- For the past 30 years, I've had a low-level eye infection that gives me a distressing red-rimmed appearance.
- I couldn't face my teammates and coach with red-rimmed eyes.
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