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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.
I love colours, I love flamboyance and I love our industry and I want to celebrate it.
After winning over TV audiences as Simon Templar in The Saint, he brought a flamboyance and suaveness to his most famous character, James Bond.
Combined with his flamboyance and skills as Iron Man, he wins my vote hands down," Taapsee said.
Pete's husband, Michael Simpson, put his whole life in some sort of context when he explained that his mother was very encouraging of his flamboyance and wanted him to think freely.
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He is actually very quiet unlike the flamboyance you see of me coming out on my birthday and waving at thousands of people.
Anyone hungering for the sort of Hollywood-produced, period-set adventure stories that once were a mainstay of Saturday matinee cinema will take special delight In "Assassination," a sensationally entertaining mash-up of historical drama, "Dirty Dozen" style shoot-'em-up, spaghetti Western-flavored flamboyance, and extended action setpieces that suggest a dream-team collaboration of Sergio Leone, John Woo and Steven Spielberg.
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.
What I love about AFWL is that its not just about the fashion - it's also about the chance for all of us and every lover of African fashion to celebrate our continent through our vibrant colours, flamboyance which is unparallel in the world.
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.