Meaning of empurple in English:



  • Make or become purple.

    no object ‘his face empurpled with fury’
    • ‘Cheeks empurpled, spit launching in all directions, eyes afire with outraged vanity, the Colonel will have none of your treachery.’
    • ‘She sent me the red rose we called hers, her type and symbol, to wear inside my wedding dress - I have it still, a few petals empurpled with age, pressed inside an old locket.’’
    • ‘The look on the empurpled face of the director as he expostulated on this ‘craven surrender’ for Channel Four news was such a laugh.’
    • ‘She turned, her wild sow-eyes glowing back over her shoulder and her empurpled lips puckered a moment.’
    annoy, irritate, exasperate, irk, vex, put out, provoke, pique, gall, displease



/ɪmˈpəːp(ə)l/ /ɛmˈpəːp(ə)l/