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red

adjective

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1 having a healthy reddish skin tone
  • the merry, red, smiling face of Santa Claus

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red

noun

Synonyms & Antonyms of red (Entry 2 of 2)

1 a person who rises up against authority
  • the reds demanded a violent overthrow of the government

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2 capitalized an adherent or advocate of an economic system in which the means of production are owned and controlled by the state
  • the story of John Reed, the only American Red buried within the Kremlin

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The first known use of red was before the 12th century

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“Red.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/red. Accessed 24 Jul. 2021.

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