Definition of rubicund in English:


Line breaks: ru¦bi|cund
Pronunciation: /ˈruːbɪk(ə)nd


  • (Especially of someone’s face) having a ruddy complexion: he was more than a little rubicund
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    • Over a glass of rubicund wine and juicy steak, he poses the main dilemma of the movie.
    • A bearded, rubicund, large man who also specialises in truffles and wild asparagus, there is something of the forest about him, something gnomishly mysterious.
    • The relatives had all gathered round for one last kind word to them, and many still laughed and joked with rubicund cheeks and loose tongues.



Pronunciation: /-ˈkʌndɪti/


late Middle English (in the general sense 'red'): from Latin rubicundus, from rubere 'be red'.

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