AskDefine | Define rubicund

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rubicund adj : inclined to a healthy reddish color often associated with outdoor life; "a ruddy complexion"; "Santa's rubicund cheeks"; "a fresh and sanguine complexion" [syn: ruddy, sanguine]

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Latin rubicundus, from rubere 'be red'.


  1. Ruddy.
  2. Possessing a red complexion.

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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