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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 ?
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.