blush·ing | \ˈblə-shiŋ \

Definition of blushing 

: marked by blushes her blushing cheeks often used conventionally to suggest (sometimes ironically) an appearance of youthful innocence the blushing bride

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Other Words from blushing

blushingly adverb
The presumptuous child blushingly protested she had never expressed any such wish to Peter … — Henry James

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Inspired by 2003's Kill Bill, the Western-themed music video opens in a church, with Cardi starring as a blushing bride, with glowy skin and a head full of platinum blond strands blowing in the wind. Helena Yeung, Teen Vogue, "Cardi B Wears Platinum Blond and Pink Hair in "Be Careful" Music Video," 22 May 2018 Much like the blushing bride, the six young bridesmaids walked down the aisle in dresses designed by Givenchy‘s Clare Waight Keller, according to a palace statement. Maria Pasquini,, "Meghan Markle Walks Down the Aisle with Her Adorable Page Boys and Bridesmaids: See the Photos!," 19 May 2018 With soft blushing cheeks and a lip color that practically matches, Kate Bosworth looks like a picture-perfect celestial maiden. Kathleen Hou, The Cut, "The Best (and Worst) Met Gala Beauty Looks," 7 May 2018 Shanina Shaik was a blushing bride in custom couture! Karen Mizoguchi,, "All About Shanina Shaik's Custom Wedding Dress for Her 'Beautiful' Bahamas Ceremony to DJ Ruckus," 2 May 2018 Janel Parrish is one step closer to being a blushing bride. Melody Chiu,, "Inside Pretty Little Liars Star Janel Parrish's Engagement Party: 'They Were Glowing All Night'," 12 Feb. 2018 All the President's Men is the most obvious reference and, if imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, Alan J. Pakula must be blushing. Deborah Young, The Hollywood Reporter, "'Shock and Awe': Film Review | Dubai 2017," 18 Dec. 2017 In the photo, Ferrara sports a black, two-button, notch lapel tuxedo, shirt, and bowtie (all by Ermenegildo Zegna Made to Measure) while his blushing bride dons a strapless white wedding gown and veil. Natalie Stone,, "'They Did It!' Entourage's Jerry Ferrara Marries Breanne Racano," 30 June 2017 In the photo, Ferrara sports a black tux while his blushing bride dons a strapless white wedding gown and veil. Natalie Stone,, "Jerry Ferrara marries Breanne Racano — and his Entourage was there to celebrate," 30 June 2017

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First Known Use of blushing

1609, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of blushing was in 1609

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