BLUSHING

n. an involuntary physiological response which involves a natural reddening of the face. Often a result of feeling self-conscious, it is sometimes linked with positive feelings of pleasure and excitement or with negative feelings of embarrassment and shame.

BLUSHING: "Because a blushing person looks flushed, he or she is often teased about getting all red in the face."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "BLUSHING," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/blushing/ (accessed August 19, 2019).
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