What is another word for rubicund?

Pronunciation: [ɹˈuːbɪkˌʌnd] (IPA)

Rubicund is a term that describes a reddish or flushed complexion. There are several synonyms that can be used to describe someone with a rubicund complexion such as flushed, rosy, ruddy, red, cherry, blooming, and sanguine. Flushed describes a similarly reddened appearance whereas rosy suggests a pink undertone. Ruddy is another synonym that implies a redness with a certain warmth. Cherry and blooming both indicate a healthy and blooming appearance. Lastly, sanguine implies a robust, healthy, and optimistic appearance. Regardless of the specific synonym used, all suggest a healthy and vibrant complexion.

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What are the hypernyms for Rubicund?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

What are the opposite words for rubicund?

The word "rubicund" is often used to describe someone's healthy red complexion. However, its antonyms, which describe a lack of color or sickness, are just as useful in describing someone's appearance. Pallid, wan or colorless are all antonyms of rubicund, and could imply that someone is looking unwell or even sickly. Instead of describing someone positively, you might use these words to describe someone who appears unhealthy or even ill. These antonyms of rubicund could be used in literature or poetry to evoke a specific emotion or highlight a character's state of health.

What are the antonyms for Rubicund?

Usage examples for Rubicund

The other was the stolid, but rubicund, countenance of his subaltern, Stubbs.
"The White Gauntlet"
Mayne Reid
Had any one at home dared to take such liberties with the boy's rubicund locks there would have been a fight right away, but Lathrop felt that the best policy to assume in the present situation was silence, and as the old ship captain said to his mate, "dem little of that."
"The Boy Aviators in Africa"
Captain Wilbur Lawton
Mrs. Healy, the sole proprietor of the "Burton Arms," was of some five and fifty-"or by'r lady," three score years, of a rubicund and hale complexion; and though her short neck and corpulent figure might have set her down as "doubly hazardous," she looked a good life for many years to come.
"The Confessions of Harry Lorrequer, Complete"
Charles James Lever (1806-1872)

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