from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Mixed or tinged with red; somewhat red.

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  • adj. Somewhat red.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Somewhat red; moderately red.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Of a color approaching red.
  • n. A reddish color.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. of a color at the end of the color spectrum (next to orange); resembling the color of blood or cherries or tomatoes or rubies


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red +‎ -ish


  • With his pale Irish skin, stick-out ears, and lantern jaw covered in reddish-brown stubble, wearing a green waffle-pattern long-underwear shirt and a pair of Sprawl athletic shorts, he looks like an elongated version of the actor Matt Damon preparing for a role in a remake of Deliverance.


  • It was well wrapped in reddish-brown cloths, and as she revealed the contents of the package, the tension in the room became palpable.

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  • Everything was relatively dark and these hulking machines were taking in reddish white hot molten glass down these chutes and sending out glowing red beer bottles about 3 dozen at a time.

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  • There was the dark fine bright red of some pepperidges shewing behind the green of an unchanged maple; near by stood another maple the leaves of which were all seemingly withered, a plain reddish light wood-colour; while below its withered foliage a thrifty poison sumach wreathing round its trunk and lower branches, was in a beautiful confusion of fresh green and the orange and red changes, yet but just begun.

    The Hills of the Shatemuc

  • She’s adopted a strategy all too common among Dems in reddish districts: don’t worry about the views of the voters, just build up a financial advantage by attending to the needs of corporate donors.

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  • At least once a week Pender would search the NCIC missing persons database and a half dozen other systems to see if any more women with hair described as reddish blond or strawberry blond had turned up missing.

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  • Some dealers call reddish spinels "_Balas ruby_" (rose red), and orange red ones "_rubicelle_."

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  • Of those at the sides, I recall the reddish nose and dark, flashing eyes of the one, and the hard, austere face of the other, with the high coat-collars and many-wreathed cravats.

    Rodney stone

  • Sporting dark winged eyeliner and an aqua top to complement her hair (which, these days, is best described as "reddish"), Tavi talked about what got her started on blogging, why she was such a novelty (at first) and what her new project entails.

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  • Now that you've lifted away some of the dark color you had, your brows may appear more reddish, which is the natural result of removing some of the brown pigment, and will most likely only affect brunettes.



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