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Definition of Blush

Blush

  1. To become suffused with red in the cheeks, as from a sense of shame, modesty, or confusion; to become red from such cause, as the cheeks or face.
  2. To grow red; to have a red or rosy color.
  3. To have a warm and delicate color, as some roses and other flowers.
  4. To suffuse with a blush; to redden; to make roseate.
  5. To express or make known by blushing.
  6. A suffusion of the cheeks or face with red, as from a sense of shame, confusion, or modesty.
  7. A red or reddish color; a rosy tint.

Blush Quotations

After the first blush of sin comes its indifference.
Henry David Thoreau

A letter does not blush.
Marcus Tullius Cicero

We should often blush for our very best actions, if the world did but see all the motives upon which they were done.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Send forth the child and childish man together, and blush for the pride that libels our own old happy state, and gives its title to an ugly and distorted image.
Charles Dickens

Once my heart was captured, reason was shown the door, deliberately and with a sort of frantic joy. I accepted everything, I believed everything, without struggle, without suffering, without regret, without false shame. How can one blush for what one adores?
George Sand
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Blush Translations

blush in Dutch is blozen, kleuren, rood worden
blush in French is rougir
blush in Latin is rubor
blush in Swedish is rodna

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