floridity


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flor·id

 (flôr′ĭd, flŏr′-)
adj.
1. Flushed with rosy color; ruddy.
2. Very ornate; flowery: a florid prose style.
3. Archaic Healthy.
4. Obsolete Abounding in or covered with flowers.

[French floride, from Latin flōridus, from flōs, flōr-, flower; see bhel- in Indo-European roots.]

flo·rid′i·ty (flə-rĭd′ĭ-tē, flô-), flor′id·ness n.
flor′id·ly adv.
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floridity

a florid style; flowery and highly ornamented writing. See also complexion. — florid, adj.
See also: Literary Style
the condition of being florid or highly colored, especially reddish, used especially of the complexion. — florid, adj.
See also: Complexion
the condition of being florid or highly colored, especially reddish, used especially of the complexion. — florid, adj.
See also: Color
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.floridity - extravagant elaborateness; "he wrote with great flamboyance"
elaborateness, ornateness - an ornate appearance; being elaborately (even excessively) decorated
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