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1. Given to or marked by elaborate, ostentatious, or audacious display or behavior. See Synonyms at showy.
2. Richly or brightly colored; resplendent: a flamboyant turban.
3. Of, relating to, or having wavy lines and flamelike forms characteristic of 15th- and 16th-century French Gothic architecture.

[French, from Old French, present participle of flamboyer, to blaze, from flambe, flame; see flame.]

flam·boy′ance, flam·boy′an·cy n.
flam·boy′ant·ly adv.


(flæmˈbɔɪ əns)
showiness; ornateness.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.flamboyance - extravagant elaborateness; "he wrote with great flamboyance"
elaborateness, ornateness - an ornate appearance; being elaborately (even excessively) decorated


noun showiness, show, style, dash, sparkle, chic, flair, verve, swagger, extravagance, panache, pomp, glitz (informal), élan, bravura, swank (informal), theatricality, exhibitionism, brio, ostentation, stylishness, flashiness, flamboyancy, floridity, pizzazz or pizazz (informal) He was his usual mixture of flamboyance and flair.
restraint, simplicity, dullness, flatness, drabness, unobtrusiveness


[flæmˈbɔɪəns] N [of person, behaviour] → extravagancia f; [of clothes, colour] → vistosidad f, lo llamativo


[flæmˈbɔɪəns] nextravagance f


nExtravaganz f; (of lifestyle also)Üppigkeit f


[flæmˈbɔɪəns] n (of person, style) → stravaganza


(flӕmˈboiənt) adjective
intended to attract notice. flamboyant clothes.
flamˈboyance noun
References in classic literature ?
His flamboyance was extinguished; and in neat, commonplace, shabby clothes he hurried, a subdued, unassuming little man, through the departments as though anxious to escape notice.
Here, actor Bob Odenkirk has far more space and time to indulge his character's flamboyance - though it's six years before the Walter-inspired mayhem and Saul is still Jimmy McGill, who's desperately trying to make a name for himself on the legal scene.
London, Feb 1 ( ANI ): Former England captain Sir Ian Botham has said that the successor of departing England team director Andy Flower should bring enjoyment and flamboyance back to the game.
But India set about their task with typical flamboyance, Shikhar Dhawan scoring his third ODI century from 102 balls, amid an opening partnership with Rohit Sharma (79) of 178 before Kohli (116 not out) put on an unbeaten 61 for the fifth wicket with captain MS Dhoni to spark scenes of jubilation with three balls to spare.
Sometimes you have to give the dour men and women their due, especially when their chosen trade is a sport which, despite its cut-throat competitiveness, tends to needlessly feed off glamour, sexiness, flamboyance and controversy.
FORGET French flair and flamboyance - Ireland must smash The Rock if they're to survive this desperate battle of the Six Nations underachievers.
Almond, 55, finally connected with his fans and his vocal chords - Nijinsky Heart, Jacky and Something's Gotten Hold Of My Heart were all delivered with flamboyance and enthusiasm.
But despite all this flamboyance, what we are left with is the husk of what ought to be a passionate tale.
Glynn Purnell has worked closely with Head Chef Jason Eaves to create a gastronomic Glynn menu, infused with delicate flavours and flamboyance at his second restaurant venture in Birmingham.
It is an absolute pleasure to be able to introduce the orchestra to new genres of music and giving them the opportunity to immerse themselves in Latin American music is bound to inject some flamboyance and fun.
He will bring flamboyance, spark and energy to any group.
He will bring flamboyance to a game and he brings that spark and energy to any group.