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RUDDY (ruddier, ruddiest)

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does ruddy mean? 

RUDDY (adjective)
  The adjective RUDDY has 2 senses:

1. inclined to a healthy reddish color often associated with outdoor life
2. of a color at the end of the color spectrum (next to orange); resembling the color of blood or cherries or tomatoes or rubies

  Familiarity information: RUDDY used as an adjective is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


RUDDY (adjective)


Sense 1ruddy [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Inclined to a healthy reddish color often associated with outdoor life

Synonyms:

rubicund; ruddy; florid; sanguine

Context examples:

a ruddy complexion / Santa's rubicund cheeks / a fresh and sanguine complexion

Similar:

healthy (having or indicating good health in body or mind; free from infirmity or disease)


Sense 2ruddy [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Synonyms:

blood-red; scarlet; ruby-red; ruby; reddish; red; crimson; carmine; cerise; cherry; cherry-red; ruddy

Similar:

chromatic (being or having or characterized by hue)


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