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reddish (adj.)

"somewhat red, of a color approaching red, having a red tinge," late 14c., redish, from red (adj.1) + -ish. Related: Reddishness.

updated on May 31, 2021

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Definitions of reddish from WordNet

reddish (adj.)
of a color at the end of the color spectrum (next to orange); resembling the color of blood or cherries or tomatoes or rubies;
Synonyms: red / ruddy / blood-red / carmine / cerise / cherry / cherry-red / crimson / ruby / ruby-red / scarlet
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