: having or showing a red face especially from embarrassment, anger, or shame

Examples of red-faced in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Mateer was red-faced and uneasy on the stand, but his sense of betrayal by his former boss was palpable. Rachel Monroe, The New Yorker, 17 Sep. 2023 In one Instagram post from July, Christie shared two photos of a red-faced Crew crying, as his father sat next to him on a couch holding a popsicle. Erin Clack, Peoplemag, 4 Sep. 2023 Most significantly to fans of the original, Joseph Bishara is back as the terrifying red-faced demon. Philip Ellis, Men's Health, 9 July 2023 Josh is able to travel beyond the Red Door and frees his son, but the red-faced demon isn’t willing to let Dalton just walk away. Shannon Carlin, Time, 7 July 2023 Brendan and his co-worker, April Behr, were very red-faced. Seth Kantner, Anchorage Daily News, 29 Apr. 2023 Trending Before wrapping up the day’s questioning, Griffin asked Murdaugh to describe his relationships with Maggie and Paul. Murdaugh, shaking and red-faced, described Maggie as a proud mother of their two boys who fought through two difficult pregnancies to build a family. Andrea Marks, Rolling Stone, 23 Feb. 2023 See More

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“Red-faced.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Dec. 2023.

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