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Scarlet vs. Crimson

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Scarletnoun

A bright red, slightly orange colour.

Crimsonnoun

A deep, slightly bluish red.

Scarletnoun

Cloth of a scarlet color.

Crimsonadjective

Having a deep red colour.

Scarletadjective

Of a bright red colour.

Crimsonadjective

Immodest.

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Scarletadjective

Sinful or whorish.

‘a scarlet woman’;

Crimsonverb

(intransitive) To become crimson or deep red; to blush.

Scarletverb

To dye or tinge with scarlet.

Crimsonverb

(transitive) To dye with crimson or deep red; to redden.

Scarletnoun

A deep bright red tinged with orange or yellow, - of many tints and shades; a vivid or bright red color.

Crimsonnoun

A deep red color tinged with blue; also, red color in general.

‘Though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.’; ‘A maid yet rosed over with the virgin crimson of modesty.’;

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Scarletnoun

Cloth of a scarlet color.

‘All her household are clothed with scarlet.’;

Crimsonadjective

Of a deep red color tinged with blue; deep red.

‘The blushing poppy with a crimson hue.’;

Scarletadjective

Of the color called scarlet; as, a scarlet cloth or thread.

Crimsonverb

To dye with crimson or deep red; to redden.

‘Signed in thy spoil and crimsoned in thy lethe.’;

Scarletverb

To dye or tinge with scarlet.

‘The ashy paleness of my cheekIs scarleted in ruddy flakes of wrath.’;

Crimsonverb

To become crimson; to blush.

‘Ancient towers . . . beginning to crimson with the radiant luster of a cloudless July morning.’;

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Scarletnoun

a variable color that is vivid red but sometimes with an orange tinge

Crimsonnoun

a deep and vivid red

Scarletadjective

having any of numerous bright or strong colors reminiscent of the color of blood or cherries or tomatoes or rubies

Crimsonverb

turn red, as if in embarrassment or shame;

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

Scarletadjective

of a brilliant red colour

‘a mass of scarlet berries’;

Crimsonadjective

having any of numerous bright or strong colors reminiscent of the color of blood or cherries or tomatoes or rubies

Scarletnoun

a brilliant red colour

‘papers lettered in scarlet and black’;

Crimsonadjective

characterized by violence or bloodshed;

‘writes of crimson deeds and barbaric days’; ‘fann'd by Conquest's crimson wing’; ‘convulsed with red rage’;

Scarletnoun

scarlet clothes or material

‘silk awnings of brilliant scarlet’;

Crimsonadjective

(especially of the face) reddened or suffused with or as if with blood from emotion or exertion;

‘crimson with fury’; ‘turned red from exertion’; ‘with puffy reddened eyes’; ‘red-faced and violent’; ‘flushed (or crimson) with embarrassment’;

Crimsonadjective

of a rich deep red colour inclining to purple

‘she blushed crimson with embarrassment’;

Crimsonnoun

a rich deep red colour inclining to purple

‘a pair of corduroy trousers in livid crimson, they were horrid to behold’;

Crimsonverb

(of a person's face) become flushed, especially through embarrassment

‘my face crimsoned and my hands began to shake’;

Crimson

Crimson is a rich, deep red color, inclining to purple. It originally meant the color of the kermes dye produced from a scale insect, Kermes vermilio, but the name is now sometimes also used as a generic term for slightly bluish-red colors that are between red and rose.

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