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florid

[flawr-id, flor-] /ˈflɔr ɪd, ˈflɒr-/
adjective
1.
reddish; ruddy; rosy:
a florid complexion.
2.
flowery; excessively ornate; showy:
florid writing.
3.
Obsolete. abounding in or consisting of flowers.
Origin
1635-1645
1635-45; < Latin flōridus, equivalent to flōr(ēre) to bloom (see florescence) + -idus -id4
Related forms
floridity
[flaw-rid-i-tee, fluh-] /flɔˈrɪd ɪ ti, flə-/ (Show IPA),
floridness, noun
floridly, adverb
overflorid, adjective
overfloridly, adverb
overfloridness, noun
unflorid, adjective
Synonyms
2. flamboyant, grandiloquent, rococo; flash, gaudy.
Antonyms
1. pale. 2. plain, simple, unaffected.
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Examples from the web for florid
  • He was tall and trim and impeccably dressed, his suits well-pressed and invariably accented with suspenders and florid bow ties.
  • Using today's contemporary speech pattern with the formal, florid dialogue sounds ludicrous.
  • All of these had a florid grandeur which could hold the attention of a hall of people with persuasive eloquence.
  • In one of the images of them in bed she is not dressed, and he's wearing some of that ridiculous, overly florid royal wear.
  • Despite their hilariously florid rapping, his folks are also incredibly cagey: they never give the entire game away.
British Dictionary definitions for florid

florid

/ˈflɒrɪd/
adjective
1.
having a red or flushed complexion
2.
excessively ornate; flowery: florid architecture
3.
an archaic word for flowery
Derived Forms
floridity, floridness, noun
floridly, adverb
Word Origin
C17: from Latin flōridus blooming
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Word Origin and History for florid
adj.

1640s, "strikingly beautiful," from French floride "flourishing," from Latin floridus "flowery, in bloom," from flos "flower" (see flora). Sense of "ruddy" is first recorded 1640s. Meaning "profusely adorned, as with flowers," is from 1650s. Related: Floridly.

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florid in Medicine

florid flor·id (flôr'ĭd)
adj.
Of a bright red or ruddy color. Used of certain skin lesions.


flo·rid'i·ty (flə-rĭd'ĭ-tē, flô-) or flor'id·ness n.
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