florid (adj.) 1640s, "strikingly beautiful," from Fr. floride "flourishing," from L. floridus "flowery, in bloom," from flos "flower" (see FLORA (Cf. flora)). Sense of "ruddy" is first recorded 1640s. Meaning "profusely adorned, as with flowers," is from 1650s. Related: Floridly.

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  • florid — FLORÍD, Ă, florizi, de, adj. (Despre boli) Care este în plină evoluţie. – Din lat. floridus. Trimis de LauraGellner, 14.05.2004. Sursa: DEX 98  floríd adj. m., pl. florízi; f. sg. florídă, pl …   Dicționar Român

  • florid — [flôr′id, flär′id] adj. [L floridus, flowery < flos, a FLOWER] 1. flushed with red or pink; rosy; ruddy: said of the complexion 2. highly decorated; gaudy; showy; ornate [a florid musical passage] 3. Obs. decorated with flowers; flowery… …   English World dictionary

  • florid — [adj1] very elaborate aureate, baroque, busy, decorative, embellished, euphuistic, figurative, flamboyant, flowery, fussy, garnished, grandiloquent, high flown, luscious, magniloquent, ornamental, ornamented, ornate, overblown, pretentious,… …   New thesaurus

  • florid — ► ADJECTIVE 1) having a red or flushed complexion. 2) elaborately or excessively ornate or intricate: florid prose. DERIVATIVES floridity noun floridly adverb floridness noun. ORIGIN Latin floridus, from flos flower …   English terms dictionary

  • Florīd — (v. lat.), blühend, blumig …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Florīd — (lat.), blühend, blumenreich, in voller Entwickelung begriffen (auch von Krankheiten); Floridität, blühender Zustand, Blumenreichtum …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Florid — Florid, lat. deutsch, blumig, blumenreich …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • florid — *ornate, flamboyant, rococo, baroque Analogous words: aureate, flowery, euphuistic, grandiloquent, magniloquent, *rhetorical, bombastic: sumptuous, luxurious, opulent: *showy, ostentatious, pretentious Antonyms: chaste (in style, decoration)… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • florid — adjective Etymology: Latin floridus blooming, flowery, from florēre Date: 1651 1. a. obsolete covered with flowers b. very flowery in style ; ornate < florid prose > < florid declamations >; …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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