The florid brushwork of a Constable gets hypertrophied in Freud, into a kind of gross exaggeration of what unleashed paint can do.
There are Halo novels, miniseries, and reams of florid fan-fiction.
He lacks the magisterial tone of Colm Tóibín or the florid and fertile imagination of Patrick McCabe.
"My complexion is florid—my face without a seam," quoth Jack.
In the corridor we were joined by Peggy and the florid young man whom I had seen with her.
The aunt turned out to be a placid woman with a low voice; the sister was too florid and loud for my fancy.
He was a corpulent, florid man, purse-proud, and self-sufficient.
"Muddy gasoline," nodded Millbank tersely—an iron-jawed, over-groomed man of forty, with a florid face shaved blue.
His face was smooth, full and florid, the hue rather suggestive.
He had a florid complexion at all times, something like salmon-colour.
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.
florid flor·id (flôr'ĭd)
Of a bright red or ruddy color. Used of certain skin lesions.