Red-faced meaning

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Used other than as an idiom. Having a face that is the color red.
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The definition of red faced is when the blood vessels in your skin widen causing blood to reach your face.
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The most common reasons you blush are embarrassment, crying and anger. Adrenaline starts pumping your heart faster and your breathing increases and your facial blood vessels dilate, which causes blushing.
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When weather or exercise heats up your body, it cools itself off by sweating and by sending more blood to the surface of your skin.
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Alcohol causes your arteries to widen, but you may also have a genetic predisposition to this happening. Doctors call this "Alcohol Flush Reaction," which is caused by your body not being able to properly break down alcohol. This is a genetic condition, especially in people of South East Asian descent. That’s why it is also called the "Asian Flush."
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Rosacea is a chronic skin condition which causes facial redness.

An example of red faced is when a child's cheeks become crimson after a prolonged period of crying.

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Embarrassed.
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Having a red or ruddy face.
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Showing, as by blushing, a feeling of embarrassment; ashamed.
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Alternative spelling of red-faced.
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With a red face; flushed, due to emotional or physical causes.
  • (by extension) Embarrassed..
    A red-faced John edged his way quietly out of the room.
  • (by extension) Inebriate..
    Coming home late and red-faced every night from the pub is not what I expected of you.
  • (by extension) Angry..
    The customer gave a red-faced account of the argument with the waiter.
  • (by extension) Flustered..
    "I can't for the life of me think where I left the tickets!", she cried out, red-faced.
  • (by extension) Exhausted..
    He collapsed, red-faced from the effort, against the door jamb.
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