I know 'I'm left red-faced' means my face gets red. But I'd like to know more expressions to express the same things.

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Red-faced can mean different things depending on context

As an expression of anger:

  • I was left furious / angry / incandescent

After exertion

  • I was left exhausted / bushed / done-in

Shamed (this is the most common use)

  • I was left embarrassed / blushing / humiliated

Flushed is a good word as an alternative as, like red-faced, it can be used in different contexts

  • Here, 'was left' is the same meaning as 'was given a feeling of~', right? I don't get what exactly this means though.
    – jihoon
    Jul 15, 2015 at 4:26
  • @jihoon almost... "Was left" infers that the cause has happened, 'was given a feeling of" could refer to something that was continuing.
    – PerryW
    Jul 15, 2015 at 4:59

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