February 9th, 2021

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Tuesday word: Florid

Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2021

Florid (adjective)
flor·id [flawr-id, flor-]


adjective
1. reddish; ruddy; rosy: a florid complexion.
2. flowery; excessively ornate; showy: florid writing.
3. Obsolete. abounding in or consisting of flowers.

OTHER WORDS FROM FLORID
flo·rid·i·ty [flaw-rid-i-tee, fluh-], flor·id·ness, noun
flor·id·ly, adverb
o·ver·flor·id, adjective
o·ver·flor·id·ly, adverb

WORDS RELATED TO FLORID
decorative, baroque, flamboyant, sonorous, ornate, glowing, aureate, busy, figurative, flowery, fussy, grandiloquent, high-flown, luscious, magniloquent, ornamental, overblown, pretentious, rhetorical, rich

SYNONYMS FOR FLORID
See synonyms for: florid / floridity / floridness on Thesaurus.com
2. flamboyant, grandiloquent, rococo; flash, gaudy.

ANTONYMS
1. pale.
2. plain, simple, unaffected.

Origin: 1635–45; < Latin floridus, equivalent to flor ( ere ) to bloom (see florescence) + -idus -id

EXAMPLE SENTENCES FROM THE WEB FOR FLORID
There are Halo novels, miniseries, and reams of florid fan-fiction.
DAVID FINCHER AND CONAN O’BRIEN: HALO 4’S SECRET WEAPONS|ALEX KLEIN|OCTOBER 10, 2012|DAILY BEAST

The florid brushwork of a Constable gets hypertrophied in Freud, into a kind of gross exaggeration of what unleashed paint can do.
LUCIAN FREUD, THE CONSERVATIVE RADICAL|BLAKE GOPNIK|JULY 21, 2011|DAILY BEAST

Show business, of course, provides florid conditions for contempt.
COMEDIANS LAUGH AS LENO SINKS|GINA PICCALO|OCTOBER 24, 2010|DAILY BEAST

He lacks the magisterial tone of Colm Tóibín or the florid and fertile imagination of Patrick McCabe.
GREAT IRISH ADVENTURES|ALLEN BARRA|JUNE 9, 2010|DAILY BEAST