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florid

flor·id

florid

 
pronunciation:
flo rihd
features:
Word Combinations (adjective), Word Parts
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: of the skin, red or ruddy in color.
He was a man of florid complexion.
synonyms:
reddish, rosy, rubicund, ruddy, sanguine
antonyms:
pale, pallid
similar words:
blowzy, blushing, flush, flushed
definition 2: highly ornamented; flowery; elaborate.
She finds his writing lush and poetical, but I find it too florid and keep wishing he'd move the story along.
synonyms:
flamboyant, flowery, ornate, rococo, showy
antonyms:
plain, stark
similar words:
baroque, busy, elaborate, flashy, garish, gaudy, luxuriant, ostentatious, overwrought
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derivations: floridly (adv.), floridity (n.), floridness (n.)
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