- 1(Of a person’s skin) red and hot, typically as the result of illness or strong emotion: her flushed cheeksMore example sentences
- Her face had turned from a quiet serene to a flushed surprise.
- Darcy remained steadfastly silent, his countenance unusually flushed.
- His reference intensified the hue of her flushed cheeks.
- 2(Of a person) excited or elated by something: flushed with success, I was getting into my strideMore example sentences
elated, thrilled, exhilarated, happy, delighted, overjoyed, joyous, gleeful, excited, animated, jubilant, exultant, ecstatic, euphoric, rapturous, in raptures, enraptured, intoxicated, beside oneself, transported, carried away, impassioned, in a frenzy, delirious, hysterical, wild, frenziedNorth American • informal wigged out• rare corybantic
- Penelope herself was beginning to feel rather flushed with success at the table.
- This time, he was peculiarly flushed, leading a colleague to speculate whether he was on something.
- And the cool prose doesn't even hint at the warmth, at the feeling of flushed well-being the drink provides.