Definition of flushed in English:

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Pronunciation: /flʌʃt/


1(Of a person’s skin) red and hot, typically as the result of illness or strong emotion: her flushed cheeks
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  • 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 stride
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  • 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.
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, frenzied
North American informal wigged out
rare corybantic

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