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Adjective: ruddy (ruddier,ruddiest)  rú-dee
  1. Inclined to a healthy reddish colour often associated with outdoor life
    "a ruddy complexion";
    - rubicund, florid, sanguine
  2. 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 ruddy tinge";
    - red, reddish, blood-red, carmine, cerise, cherry, cherry-red, crimson, ruby, ruby-red, scarlet, rufescent, reddy

Derived forms: ruddier, ruddiest

See also: chromatic, healthy

Encyclopedia: Ruddy, Stephen