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as in: a florid style Define
elaborate (with much decorative detail)
  • Their style is clear, masculine, and smooth, but not florid; for they avoid nothing more than multiplying unnecessary words, or using various expressions.

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  • He welcomed them with a florid bow and greeting.
  • The hall is decorated with florid banners, carvings, and artwork.

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as in: a florid style Define
elaborate (with much decorative detail)
as in: florid color Define
a reddish color -- (especially about someone's complexion or in various medical contexts)
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