Synonyms of red in English:

red


See definition of red

adjective

1‘a red dress’

SYNONYMS
scarlet, vermilion, ruby, ruby red, ruby-coloured, cherry, cherry red, cerise, cardinal, carmine, wine, wine red, wine-coloured, claret, claret red, claret-coloured, blood red
flame, flaming, coral, cochineal, rose, rosy
brick red, maroon, rusty, foxy, rufous
reddish
literary damask, vermeil
sanguine, gules
rare rufescent

2‘he was somewhat red in the face from his exertions’

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flushed, reddish, pink, pinkish, florid, high-coloured, rubicund, roseate
ruddy, healthy-looking, rosy, glowing
burning, flaming, feverish
embarrassed, shamefaced
archaic sanguine
rare erubescent, rubescent

3‘the chlorine in the water made his eyes red’

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bloodshot, red-rimmed, inflamed
swollen, sore

4‘the lady with the red hair’

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reddish, flaming red, flame-coloured, auburn, Titian, chestnut, carroty, ginger, sandy, foxy

noun

1‘in this film the war is against drug barons rather than Reds’

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Communist, Marxist, socialist, left-winger, leftist, Bolshevik, revolutionary, anti-capitalist
informal commie, lefty

Phrases

    see red

    ‘the mere thought of Peter with Nicole made her see red’


    SYNONYMS
    informal

    become very angry, become enraged, go into a rage, lose one's temper

    informal

    get mad, go mad, go crazy, go wild, go bananas, hit the roof, go through the roof, go up the wall, go off the deep end, fly off the handle, blow one's top, blow a fuse, blow a gasket, lose one's rag, go ape, flip, flip one's lid, go non-linear, go ballistic, go psycho

    British informal

    go spare, go crackers, do one's nut

    North American informal

    flip one's wig, blow one's lid, blow one's stack

    vulgar slang

    go apeshit

    red herring

    ‘it's more of a red herring than a legitimate plot element’


    SYNONYMS

    bluff, blind, ruse, feint, deception, subterfuge, hoax, trick, ploy, device, wile, sham, pretence, artifice, cover, smokescreen, distraction, expedient, contrivance, machination

    informal

    dodge, put-on, put-up job

    in the red

    ‘his account is still in the red’


    SYNONYMS

    overdrawn, in debt, in debit, in deficit, owing money, in arrears, showing a loss

    ANTONYMS

    in the black