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flam·boy·ant

 (flăm-boi′ənt)
adj.
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.

flamboyant

(flæmˈbɔɪənt)
adj
1. elaborate or extravagant; florid; showy
2. rich or brilliant in colour; resplendent
3. exuberant or ostentatious
4. (Architecture) of, denoting, or relating to the French Gothic style of architecture characterized by flamelike tracery and elaborate carving
n
(Plants) Also called: flamboyante another name for royal poinciana
[C19: from French: flaming, from flamboyer to flame]
flamˈboyance, flamˈboyancy n
flamˈboyantly adv

flam•boy•ant

(flæmˈbɔɪ ənt)

adj.
1. strikingly bold or brilliant; showy: flamboyant clothes.
2. extravagantly dashing and colorful: flamboyant behavior.
3. florid; ornate; elaborately styled.
4. (often cap.)
a. (in architecture) having the flamelike form of an ogee, as tracery.
b. of or designating French Gothic architecture of the late 14th to mid-16th centuries, characterized by wavy, flamelike tracery and intricate detailing.
[1825–35; < French, present participle of flamboyer to flame, flair]
flam•boy′ant•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.flamboyant - showy tropical tree or shrub native to Madagascarflamboyant - showy tropical tree or shrub native to Madagascar; widely planted in tropical regions for its immense racemes of scarlet and orange flowers; sometimes placed in genus Poinciana
Delonix, genus Delonix - evergreen or deciduous trees of tropical Africa and India
angiospermous tree, flowering tree - any tree having seeds and ovules contained in the ovary
Adj.1.flamboyant - marked by ostentation but often tasteless; "a cheap showy rhinestone bracelet"; "a splashy half-page ad"
ostentatious, pretentious - intended to attract notice and impress others; "an ostentatious sable coat"
2.flamboyant - elaborately or excessively ornamented; "flamboyant handwriting"; "the senator's florid speech"
fancy - not plain; decorative or ornamented; "fancy handwriting"; "fancy clothes"

flamboyant

adjective
1. camp (informal), dashing, theatrical, swashbuckling He was a flamboyant personality.
2. showy, rich, elaborate, over the top (informal), extravagant, baroque, ornate, ostentatious, rococo flamboyant architectural paint effects
3. colourful, striking, exciting, brilliant, glamorous, stylish, dazzling, glitzy (slang), showy, florid He wears flamboyant clothes.

flamboyant

adjective
1. Elaborately and heavily ornamented:
2. Marked by outward, often extravagant display:
Translations
مُبُهْرَج، زاهٍ، لافِت للإنتِباه
nádhernýokázalý
áberandi
ekstravagantiškasekstravagantiškumas
spilgtsuzkrītošs

flamboyant

[flæmˈbɔɪənt] ADJ [person, behaviour, style] → extravagante; [clothes, colour] → vistoso, llamativo
he's a flamboyant dresserviste con mucha extravagancia

flamboyant

[flæmˈbɔɪənt] adj
[clothes, style] → flamboyant(e), extravagant(e)
[person] → haut(e) en couleur

flamboyant

adjextravagant; lifestyle alsoüppig, aufwendig, aufwändig; plumagefarbenprächtig; coloursprächtig; gesturegroßartig; flamboyant style (Archit) → Flamboyantstil m; (of person) → extravagante Art; in the flamboyant court of Louis XIVam prunkvollen Hof Ludwigs XIV

flamboyant

[flæmˈbɔɪənt] adj (character, speech) → stravagante; (dress) → sgargiante, vistoso/a; (style) → fiorito/a, ornato/a

flamboyant

(flӕmˈboiənt) adjective
intended to attract notice. flamboyant clothes.
flamˈboyance noun
References in classic literature ?
One of those sprawling flamboyant patterns committing every artistic sin.
He enjoyed the feeling which he was exciting, and paraded the town serene and happy all day; but the young fellows set a tailor to work that night, and when Tom started out on his parade next morning, he found the old deformed Negro bell ringer straddling along in his wake tricked out in a flamboyant curtain-calico exaggeration of his finery, and imitating his fancy Eastern graces as well as he could.
In the latter he seldom went beyond the sensational--pasting up seditious placards, tearing down official placards, making flamboyant speeches, or unfurling forbidden flags.
For hours absolute quiet reigned in the little clearing, except as it was broken by the discordant notes of brilliantly feathered parrots, or the screeching and twittering of the thousand jungle birds flitting ceaselessly amongst the vivid orchids and flamboyant blossoms which festooned the myriad, moss-covered branches of the forest kings.
When the history of this war is written, Ambrose, with flamboyant phrases and copious rhetoric, there will be unwritten chapters, more dramatic, having really more direct effect upon the final issue than even the great battles which have seemed the dominant factors.
The glass, however, was clear, and the sun still bright, though beginning to set; and they could see not only the flamboyant blossoms inside, but the frail figure of the poet in a brown velvet coat lying languidly on the sofa, having, apparently, fallen half asleep over a book.
It is essentially an 'origins' story as young Peter (newcomer Miller) is kidnapped by pirates, led by the flamboyant Blackbeard (Jackman), and spirited away to Neverland in a flying boat to join his band of child captives.
You will jet off with British Airways for your seven-night holiday at the beachfront Flamboyant Hotel.
fronted by its even more flamboyant one-of-a-kind lead singer.
He may be known for his flamboyant style of dress but seriously, what was he thinking with this ensemble?
I've not come across many flamboyant ones that have been successful.
Summary: Psy rocked the MTV European Music Awards in Germany, performing a flamboyant rendition of his hit Gangnam Style.