Definition of ruddy in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈrʌdi

adjective (ruddier, ruddiest)

verb (ruddies, ruddying, ruddied)

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  • Make ruddy in colour: a red flash ruddied the belly of a cloud



adverb ( • rare )
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  • It's now as smooth and gleaming, and as ruddily glowing, as a freshly deforested Alpine slope at sunset.
  • I looked back up again at Vitto's ruddily handsome face, and the drops that were falling down on me.


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  • He's tall, skinny in a beefy way like he's done a lot of hiking or running, and has a ruddiness of cheek that suggests a keen interest in outdoor pursuits.
  • She was wearing no make-up at all, though it wasn't necessary; for her skin had a natural glow, her cheeks a natural ruddiness, her lips, a natural moisture.
  • At the moment I am using a combination of a yellowish liquid foundation and a pressed base to cover the natural ruddiness of my skin type.


late Old English rudig, from the base of archaic rud 'red colour'; related to red.

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