Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The state of being ruddy; redness; rosiness; especially, that degree of redness of complexion which denotes good health: as, the ruddiness of the cheeks or lips.
- n. The property of being ruddy.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The quality or state of being ruddy.
- n. a healthy reddish complexion
“For the other kind of ruddiness which is settled in the face with pimples, &c., because it pertains not to my subject, I will not meddle with it.”
“(Laughter) There was a kind of ruddiness or glow in some of the papers, and this largely created public interest in the controversy that was going on between the heroic body that handled the Wembley Exhibition and the exclusive hierarchic body which withdrew itself into its shell.”
“ except it primarily proceed from blood, or that the malady be increased by it; for bloodletting refrigerates and dries up, except the body be very full of blood, and a kind of ruddiness in the face.”
“Her skin was kissed with the wholesome-seeming ruddiness of a sunburn.”
“The gentle cleanser and cream calm angry skin, and an SPF 15 protective base in a green tint counteracts ruddiness.”
“A dark ruddiness colored his broad, pockmarked face; beneath the bushy and sullenly contracted eyebrows, small, shining eyes were fixed benevolently upon the visitors.”
“She glanced in the mirror and hoped that the ruddiness of her makeup-free face would look like some sort of healthy, happy glow to Julian, although she suspected this was unlikely.”
“Some were peaty black, like dried moleskins; others had a more southern Somerset ruddiness, a color that to me always seems old, like cheese rind or the face of a red deer.”
“Except for a lingering ruddiness to his complexion, his burns had all healed.”
“Mouth open, tongue protruding over her bloodred lipstick, competing with the unnatural ruddiness of her face.”
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