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Wordnet 3.0


1. elaborately or excessively ornamented;
- Example: "flamboyant handwriting"
- Example: "the senator's florid speech"
[syn: aureate, florid, flamboyant]

2. inclined to a healthy reddish color often associated with outdoor life;
- Example: "a ruddy complexion"
- Example: "Santa's rubicund cheeks"
- Example: "a fresh and sanguine complexion"
[syn: rubicund, ruddy, florid, sanguine]

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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Florid \Flor"id\, a. [L. floridus, fr. flos, floris, flower. See Flower.] 1. Covered with flowers; abounding in flowers; flowery. [R.] [1913 Webster] Fruit from a pleasant and florid tree. --Jer. Taylor. [1913 Webster] 2. Bright in color; flushed with red; of a lively reddish color; as, a florid countenance. [1913 Webster] 3. Embellished with flowers of rhetoric; enriched to excess with figures; excessively ornate; as, a florid style; florid eloquence. [1913 Webster] 4. (Mus.) Flowery; ornamental; running in rapid melodic figures, divisions, or passages, as in variations; full of fioriture or little ornamentations. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

florid adj 1: elaborately or excessively ornamented; "flamboyant handwriting"; "the senator's florid speech" [syn: aureate, florid, flamboyant] 2: inclined to a healthy reddish color often associated with outdoor life; "a ruddy complexion"; "Santa's rubicund cheeks"; "a fresh and sanguine complexion" [syn: rubicund, ruddy, florid, sanguine]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

112 Moby Thesaurus words for "florid": Gothic, adorned, arabesque, aureate, baroque, befrilled, bizarre, blooming, bloomy, blossoming, blowzed, blowzy, bombastic, brain-born, burnt, busy, chichi, colored, declamatory, decorated, dream-built, efflorescent, elaborate, elegant, embellished, embroidered, euphuistic, extravagant, fanciful, fancy, fancy-born, fancy-built, fancy-woven, fantasque, fantastic, festooned, figurative, figured, fine, flamboyant, floral, floreate, florescent, floriate, floriated, floricultural, flowered, flowering, flowery, flush, flushed, frilly, full-blooded, fussy, garden, glowing, grandiloquent, grotesque, hectic, high-wrought, horticultural, hortulan, in bloom, in blossom, in flower, inflorescent, labored, luscious, lush, luxuriant, luxurious, maggoty, magniloquent, moresque, multiflorous, notional, ornate, ostentatious, outlandish, overblown, overcharged, overelaborate, overelegant, overlabored, overloaded, overworked, overwrought, picturesque, preposterous, pretentious, pretty-pretty, purple, radiciflorous, red-complexioned, red-faced, red-fleshed, rhizanthous, rich, rococo, rosy, rosy-cheeked, rubicund, ruddy, ruddy-complexioned, ruddy-faced, sanguine, showy, sonorous, sunburned, uniflorous, whimsical, wild