florid


flor·id

adjective \ˈflr-əd, ˈflär-\

: very fancy or too fancy

: having a red or reddish color

Full Definition of FLORID

1
a obsolete :  covered with flowers
b :  very flowery in style :  ornate <florid prose> <florid declamations>; also :  having a florid style <a florid writer>
c :  elaborately decorated <a florid interior>
2
a :  tinged with red :  ruddy <a florid complexion>
b :  marked by emotional or sexual fervor <a florid secret life> <a florid sensibility>
3
archaic :  healthy
4
:  fully developed :  manifesting a complete and typical clinical syndrome <the florid stage of a disease>
flo·rid·i·ty \flə-ˈri-də-tē, fl-\ noun
flor·id·ly \ˈflr-əd-lē, ˈflär-\ adverb
flor·id·ness \-nəs\ noun

Examples of FLORID

  1. <a florid, gilded mirror that took up most of the wall>
  2. <gave a florid speech in honor of the queen's visit>

Origin of FLORID

Latin floridus blooming, flowery, from florēre
First Known Use: 1651

Rhymes with FLORID

flor·id

adjective \ˈflr-əd, ˈflär-\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of FLORID

: fully developed : manifesting a complete and typical clinical syndrome <florid schizophrenia> <florid adolescent acne>
flor·id·ly adverb

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