I apologise for missing yesterday - the day started off well, but things at work blew up around midday and the rest of the day just went downhill from there. As I posted in my twitter feed, "How can so much go so wrong so quickly?" Still, I must admit that missing my scheduled day means I am:
- Having a red face from embarrassment or shame or agitation or emotional upset.
- Modest or bashful.
- Becoming red in the face, especially from modesty, embarrassment, or shame; flushing.
- Becoming red or rosy.
- Feeling embarrassed or ashamed.
Synonyms as a verb: flushing – reddening – blooming
Synonyms as an adjective: flushing – red-faced – flustered – ruddy – bashful – modest – roseate
First seen in Shakespeare's King Henry VI, Part III (written 1590 - 1591). The full text of the play may be found here.