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’

SYNONYMS
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’

SYNONYMS
bloodshot, red-rimmed, inflamed
swollen, sore

4‘the lady with the red hair’

SYNONYMS
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’

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

Phrases

    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

    see red

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


    SYNONYMS
    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