American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Embarrassed: "They were caught red-handed, and now they are red-faced” ( Margaret Thatcher).
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Having a red face.
- In ornithology, having the front of the head red: as, the red-faced or Pallas's cormorant, Phalacrocorax perspicillatus.
- adj. with a red face; flushed, due to emotional or physical causes.
- adj. by extension embarrassed
- adj. by extension inebriate
- adj. by extension angry
- adj. by extension flustered
- adj. by extension exhausted
- adj. (especially of the face) reddened or suffused with or as if with blood from emotion or exertion
- adj. having a red face from embarrassment or shame or agitation or emotional upset
““When I went into the room he looked like he was back from the OK Corral—red-faced, very tired, exhausted.””
“This is double-talk, hypocrisy, and red-faced lying.”
“In the videos of his from the peak of his fame, he is a red-faced eruption of testosterone, screaming at the camera in long Charlie Sheen-style soliloquies of inspired abuse.”
“I nod, red-faced, and look miserably out the window.”
“Local politicians were left red-faced after the people carrier they used to ferry party leader Nick Clegg around town was ticketed when it was parked in Dychurch Lane in the town centre.”
“He grew red-faced at her quiet words, “I'm pregnant.””
“Paul Shaffer, red-faced with rage, stands shaking on the corner of West 54th Street and Broadway.”
“Next to her was a nurse with a starched collar holding a baby—a red-faced, screaming baby.”
“Edgardo, red-faced, furious, retreated, met the manager coming across the dining room.”
“Hey Conservative Guy, the only people I see whining these days are big, fat, red-faced white people who call themselves teabaggers.”
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