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flowery

[flou-uh-ree] /ˈflaʊ ə ri/
adjective, flowerier, floweriest.
1.
covered with or having many flowers.
2.
decorated with floral designs.
3.
rhetorically ornate or precious:
flowery language.
4.
resembling a flower in fragrance:
a Rhine wine with a flowery aroma.
Origin
1300-1350
1300-50; Middle English; see flower, -y1
Related forms
flowerily, adverb
floweriness, noun
unflowery, adjective
Synonyms
3. florid, showy, elaborate. See bombastic.
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Examples from the web for flowery
  • Others say it's slightly sweet and peppery, musky, or has a flowery scent.
  • The flowery adjectives, snide references and angry tone make much of this discussion not helpful.
  • Results are what count, not flowery phrases and rhetorical flourishes.
  • She was wearing a flowery rose-colored skirt, a bright blue sweatshirt, and a bandanna tied under her chin.
  • These partnerships have painted the world in a resplendent palette of flowery hues.
  • It only flows that they will be more interested in a more flowery, but less functional web-site.
  • As for the wine, no flowery descriptions here-recommendations are made straightforwardly, with no extraneous information.
  • His own vocabulary of contempt has grown only more poisonously flowery.
  • Maidens crowned with flowery wreaths danced around a maypole.
  • Guest rooms have a homey design with lavender hues and flowery bedding.
British Dictionary definitions for flowery

flowery

/ˈflaʊərɪ/
adjective
1.
abounding in flowers
2.
decorated with flowers or floral patterns
3.
like or suggestive of flowers: a flowery scent
4.
(of language or style) elaborate; ornate
Derived Forms
floweriness, noun
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Word Origin and History for flowery
adj.

mid-14c., from flower (n.) + -y (2). Related: Floweriness.

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