rud´di|ness

rud´di|ness
rud|dy «RUHD ee», adjective, -di|er, -di|est, adverb, verb, -died, -dy|ing.
–adj.
1. red or reddish: »

the ruddy glow of a fire. As dear to me as are the ruddy ops That visit my sad heart (Shakespeare).

SYNONYM(S): rubicund, florid.
2. a) of a fresh, healthy red: »

ruddy cheeks.

SYNONYM(S): rosy. b) having such a color in the cheeks: »

a short, stout, ruddy young fellow (Herman Melville).

3. British Slang. bloody; blinking: »

But one thinks the bad words—one says them back of one's teeth while one is nodding and smiling at the ruddy idiot (Smith's London Journal).

–adv.
British Slang. very; surely; extremely: »

He was ruddy near right! We'll ruddy well see the admiral (Maclean's).

–v.t.
to make ruddy; redden: »

A wondrous blaze was seen to gleam…It ruddied all the copsewood glen (Scott).

[Old English rudig, related to rudu; see etym. under rud (Cf.rud)]
rud´di|ly, adverb.
rud´di|ness, noun.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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