florid

Part of speech: noun

FLORIDNESS.

Part of speech: adjective

Having a bright color; of a lively red.

Part of speech: adjective

Excessively ornate; flowery.

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Usage examples "florid":

  1. " If it is a remembrance and such words were uttered outside of my door last night," argued the young detective to himself, " the guest who called them forth can be no other than the tall and florid gentleman whom I encountered in the bar- room. - "Hand and Ring", Anna Katharine Green.
  2. Philip was of middle height, and had a fair, florid complexion, regular features, long flowing locks, and a well- made figure. - "The First Governess of the Netherlands, Margaret of Austria", Eleanor E. Tremayne.
  3. Sumner's sentences were florid and his delivery rather mechanical, but he made a strong impression owing to the evident purity of his motives. - "Cambridge Sketches", Frank Preston Stearns.