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Blush vs. Smile

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Blushnoun

An act of blushing; a red glow on the face caused by shame, modesty, etc.

Smilenoun

A facial expression comprised by flexing the muscles of both ends of one's mouth, often showing the front teeth, without vocalisation, and in humans is a common involuntary or voluntary expression of happiness, pleasure, amusement or anxiety.

‘She's got a perfect smile.’; ‘He has a sinister smile.’; ‘She had a smile on her face.’; ‘He always puts a smile on my face.’;

Blushnoun

A glow; a flush of colour, especially pink or red.

Smileverb

(ambitransitive) To have (a smile) on one's face.

‘When you smile, the whole world smiles with you.’; ‘I don't know what he's smiling about.’; ‘She smiles a beautiful smile.’;

Blushnoun

(figuratively) Feeling or appearance of optimism.

Smileverb

(transitive) To express by smiling.

‘to smile consent, or a welcome’;

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Blushnoun

A sort of makeup, frequently a powder, used to redden the cheeks.

Smileverb

(intransitive) To express amusement, pleasure, or love and kindness.

Blushnoun

A color between pink and cream.

Smileverb

(intransitive) To look cheerful and joyous; to have an appearance suited to excite joy.

‘The sun smiled down from a clear summer sky.’;

Blushnoun

A pale pink wine made by removing the dark grape skins at the required point during fermentation.

Smileverb

(intransitive) To be propitious or favourable; to countenance.

‘The gods smiled on his labours.’;

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Blushverb

(intransitive) To become red in the face (and sometimes experience an associated feeling of warmth), especially due to shyness, shame, excitement, or embarrassment.

‘The love scene made him blush to the roots of his hair / to the tips of his ears.’; ‘He wasn't used to this much attention, so he blushed as he saw dozens of pairs of eyes watching him.’;

Smileverb

To express amusement, pleasure, moderate joy, or love and kindness, by the features of the face; to laugh silently.

‘He doth nothing but frown. . . . He hears merry tales and smiles not.’; ‘She smiled to see the doughty hero slain.’; ‘When last I saw thy young blue eyes, they smiled.’;

Blushverb

To be ashamed or embarrassed (to do something).

Smileverb

To express slight contempt by a look implying sarcasm or pity; to sneer.

‘'T was what I said to Craggs and Child,Who praised my modesty, and smiled.’;

Blushverb

(intransitive) To become red.

Smileverb

To look gay and joyous; to have an appearance suited to excite joy; as, smiling spring; smiling plenty.

‘The desert smiled,And paradise was opened in the wild.’;

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Blushverb

(transitive) To suffuse with a blush; to redden; to make rosy.

Smileverb

To be propitious or favorable; to favor; to countenance; - often with on; as, to smile on one's labors.

Blushverb

(transitive) To change skin color in the face (to a particular shade).

‘When he saw it, he blushed a beet red.’; ‘I wasn't surprised, but it was embarrassing enough that I blushed a little pink.’;

Smileverb

To express by a smile; as, to smile consent; to smile a welcome to visitors.

Blushverb

(transitive) To express or make known by blushing.

‘Looking at me with a knowing glare, she blushed her discomfort with the situation.’;

Smileverb

To affect in a certain way with a smile.

‘And sharply smile prevailing folly dead.’;

Blushverb

(intransitive) To have a warm and delicate colour, like some roses and other flowers.

‘The garden was full of blossoms that blushed in myriad shades to form a beautiful carpet of color.’;

Smilenoun

The act of smiling; a peculiar change or brightening of the face, which expresses pleasure, moderate joy, mirth, approbation, or kindness; - opposed to frown.

‘Sweet intercourseOf looks and smiles: for smiles from reason flow.’;

Blushverb

To glance with the eye, cast a glance.

Smilenoun

A somewhat similar expression of countenance, indicative of satisfaction combined with malevolent feelings, as contempt, scorn, etc; as, a scornful smile.

Blushverb

To become suffused with red in the cheeks, as from a sense of shame, modesty, or confusion; to become red from such cause, as the cheeks or face.

‘To the nuptial bowerI led her blushing like the morn.’; ‘In the presence of the shameless and unblushing, the young offender is ashamed to blush.’; ‘He would strokeThe head of modest and ingenuous worth,That blushed at its own praise.’;

Smilenoun

Favor; countenance; propitiousness; as, the smiles of Providence.

Blushverb

To grow red; to have a red or rosy color.

‘The sun of heaven, methought, was loth to set,But stayed, and made the western welkin blush.’;

Smilenoun

Gay or joyous appearance; as, the smiles of spring.

‘The brightness of their [the flowers'] smile was gone.’;

Blushverb

To have a warm and delicate color, as some roses and other flowers.

‘Full many a flower is born to blush unseen.’;

Smilenoun

a facial expression characterized by turning up the corners of the mouth; usually shows pleasure or amusement

Blushverb

To suffuse with a blush; to redden; to make roseate.

‘To blush and beautify the cheek again.’;

Smileverb

change one's facial expression by spreading the lips, often to signal pleasure

Blushverb

To express or make known by blushing.

‘I'll blush you thanks.’;

Smileverb

express with a smile;

‘She smiled her thanks’;

Blushnoun

A suffusion of the cheeks or face with red, as from a sense of shame, confusion, or modesty.

‘The rosy blush of love.’;

Smile

A smile is formed primarily by flexing the muscles at the sides of the mouth. Some smiles include a contraction of the muscles at the corner of the eyes, an action known as a Duchenne smile.

Blushnoun

A red or reddish color; a rosy tint.

‘Light's last blushes tinged the distant hills.’;

Blushnoun

a rosy color (especially in the cheeks) taken as a sign of good health

Blushnoun

sudden reddening of the face (as from embarrassment or guilt or shame or modesty)

Blushverb

turn red, as if in embarrassment or shame;

‘The girl blushed when a young man whistled as she walked by’;

Blushverb

become rosy or reddish;

‘her cheeks blushed in the cold winter air’;

Blushverb

show shyness, embarrassment, or shame by becoming red in the face

‘Kate felt herself blushing scarlet’; ‘she blushed at the unexpected compliment’;

Blushverb

feel embarrassed or ashamed

‘he blushed to think of how he'd paraded himself’;

Blushverb

be or become pink or pale red

‘the trees are loaded with blushing blossoms’;

Blushnoun

a reddening of the face as a sign of shyness, embarrassment, or shame

‘he had brought a faint blush to her cheeks’;

Blushnoun

a pink or pale red tinge

‘the roses were white with a lovely pink blush’;

Blushnoun

a wine with a slight pink tint made in the manner of white wine but from red grape varieties

‘blush Zinfandel’;

Blushnoun

another term for blusher (sense 1)

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