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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 ?
"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.
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.
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.
One of those sprawling flamboyant patterns committing every artistic sin.
In the latter he seldom went beyond the sensational--pasting up seditious placards, tearing down official placards, making flamboyant speeches, or unfurling forbidden flags.
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.
"The Remarkable Life Of John Murray Spear: Agitator For The Spirit Land" by John Buescher (Chief of the Tibetan Broadcast Service of the Voice of America) is the biography of one of 19th century America's most idiosyncratic and radical religious figures whose flamboyant spiritualist proclivities led him to protest slavery and capital punishment, invent 'spirit machines', and perhaps most surprisingly--advocate 'free love'.
Erick van Egeraat's style is flamboyant and flirts with good-bad taste.
"In essence, while the President sits in the White House undisturbed after proudly announcing that he has been breaking the law and will continue to do so, his slavish political appointees at the Justice Department are using the mammoth law enforcement powers of the federal government to find and criminally prosecute those who brought this illegal conduct to light." Describing "this flamboyant use of the forces of criminal prosecution to threaten whistleblowers and intimidate journalists" as "nothing more than the naked tactics of street thugs and authoritarian juntas," Greenwald concludes: "That sounds like a lot of things.
McGinness's painting is more systematically harmonious, suggesting a reduction in subjective engagement with the paint, but he is no mechanical copyist; he has his own recognizably flamboyant touch, however much of an impersonal designer he would like to appear.
The Prairie Chicken dancers, the Jingle Dress dancers, Fancy Dancers, Traditional Dancers and Shawl Dancers all make up this flamboyant and colorful mix.
One can only hope that this incident will discourage both The Times from making figurative references and Geraldo from making flamboyant nudges.