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florid

adjective

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  1. 1 elaborately and often excessively decorated a florid, gilded mirror that took up most of the wall Synonyms of florid bedizened, ornate, fussy, gingerbread, gingerbreaded, gingerbready, overdecorated, overwroughtWords Related to florid arabesque, baroque, rococo; extravagant, flamboyant, spectacular, splashy; bedaubed, flashy, garish, gaudy, glitzy, loud, ostentatious, pretentious, showy, swank (or swanky), tawdry; elaborate, extreme; adorned, arrayed, beautified, bedecked, decked, decorated, dressed, embellished, enriched, garnished, ornamented, trimmed; flowery, frilly, lacy; enhanced, heightened, intensified; bejeweled (or bejewelled), bossed, chased, emblazoned, embossed, embroidered, flounced, fringed, garlanded, gilded (or gilt), laced, sequined (or sequinned), wreathedNear Antonyms of florid bare, denuded, exposed, naked, stripped, uncovered; modest, simple, unassuming, unpretentious; conservative, muted, quiet, restrained, subdued, tasteful, toned-down, understated, unobtrusiveAntonyms of florid austere, plain, severe, stark, unadorned

  2. 2 full of fine words and fancy expressions gave a florid speech in honor of the queen's visit Synonyms of florid aureate, flowery, grandiloquent, highfalutin (also hifalutin), high-flown, high-sounding, magnific, ornate, purple, rhetorical (also rhetoric)Words Related to florid affected, bloated, fancy-pants, grandiose, inflated, pompous, pretentious, stilted; excessive, flattering, fulsome; boastful, bombastic; elevated, eloquent, lofty; bookish, inkhorn, learnedNear Antonyms of florid prosaic, unpoetic; bald, direct, lean, matter-of-fact, plain, plainspoken, simple, spare, stark, straightforward, unadorned; natural, unaffected, unpretentious

  3. 3 having a healthy reddish skin tone a jolly fat man with a florid complexion Synonyms of florid blooming, ruddy, flush, full-blooded, glowing, red, rosy, rubicund, sanguineWords Related to florid bronzed, brown, suntanned, tanned; bloomy, blowsy (also blowzy), blushing, flushed, pink, pinkish, warm; cherubicNear Antonyms of florid waxen, waxy; blanched, white, whitened; anemic, sick, sickly; bloodless, cadaverous; whey-faced, white-facedAntonyms of florid ashen, ashy, doughy, livid, lurid, mealy, pale, paled, palish, pallid, pasty, peaked, peaky, sallow, sallowish, wan


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