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English adjective: crimson

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

Synonymsblood-red, carmine, cerise, cherry, cherry-red, red, reddish, ruby, ruby-red, ruddy, scarlet


Antonymsachromatic, neutral

2. crimson characterized by violence or bloodshed

SamplesWrites of crimson deeds and barbaric days.
Fann'd by Conquest's crimson wing.
Convulsed with red rage.

Synonymsred, violent



3. crimson (especially of the face) reddened or suffused with or as if with blood from emotion or exertion

SamplesCrimson with fury.
Turned red from exertion.
With puffy reddened eyes.
Red-faced and violent.
Flushed (or crimson) with embarrassment.

Synonymsflushed, red, red-faced, reddened

Similarcolored, colorful, coloured

Antonymsuncolored, uncoloured

English noun: crimson

1. crimson (attribute) a deep and vivid red color

Synonymsdeep red, ruby

Broader (hypernym)red, redness

English verb: crimson

1. crimson (body) turn red, as if in embarrassment or shame

SamplesThe girl blushed when a young man whistled as she walked by.

Synonymsblush, flush, redden

Pattern of useSomebody ----s

Broader (hypernym)color, colour, discolor, discolour

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