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Adjective: crimson  krim-zun
  1. Of a colour at the end of the colour spectrum (next to orange); resembling the colour of blood, cherries, tomatoes or rubies
    "The picture would come through dark with a crimson tinge";
    - red, reddish, ruddy, blood-red, carmine, cerise, cherry, cherry-red, ruby, ruby-red, scarlet, reddy, rufescent
     
  2. Characterized by violence or bloodshed
    "writes of crimson deeds and barbaric days"; "fann'd by Conquest's crimson wing";
    - red, violent
     
  3. (especially of the face) reddened or suffused with or as if with blood from emotion or exertion
    "crimson with fury"; "flushed (or crimson) with embarrassment";
    - red, reddened, red-faced, flushed
Noun: crimson  krim-zun
  1. A deep and vivid red colour
    - ruby, deep red
Verb: crimson  krim-zun
  1. Turn red, as if in embarrassment or shame
    "The girl crimsoned when a young man whistled as she walked by";
    - blush, flush, redden

Derived forms: crimsoning, crimsons, crimsoned

See also: bloody, chromatic, colored [US], colorful [US], coloured [Brit, Cdn], colourful [Brit, Cdn]

Type of: color [US], colour [Brit, Cdn], discolor [US], discolour [Brit, Cdn], red, redness

Encyclopedia: Crimson