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Definition showy; or excessively ornamented — especially brilliantly colorful
  • My stocking seams were straight, my black shoes cracked, but polished, and my red wool suit flamboyant as my plans.
    Sylvia Plath  --  The Bell Jar
  • Be noisy, leaves, as you flutter down— Still more flamboyantly, with more abandon!
    Boris Pasternak  --  Doctor Zhivago
  • When Marie-Laure got pregnant, they separated peaceably, with no flamboyance.
    Anthony Doerr  --  All the Light We Cannot See
  • The colour of flamboyant flowers.
    Jean Rhys  --  Wide Sargasso Sea
  • The place was vintage Woolf, decorated floor to ceiling in flamboyant cowboy memorabilia.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Seabiscuit
  • The situation remained fairly stable until the flamboyant arrival of Lonna Leep, who'd spotted her son on the TV news.
    Carl Hiassen  --  Hoot
  • He was withered, drawn; she flamboyant, careless.
    Virginia Woolf  --  To the Lighthouse
  • Yet like children we tell each other stories, and to decorate them we make up these ridiculous, flamboyant, beautiful phrases.
    Virginia Woolf  --  The Waves
  • At breakfast we could watch the flamboyant tree and lavender-cotton catch fire.
    Michael Ondaatje  --  Running in the Family
  • "Stenton found this one first," she said about the octopus, which was now rising from the floor, slowly, flamboyantly.
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
  • By and by, I recognized the Sherpa as Fischer's flamboyant sirdar, Lo sang Jangbu, and the climber in yellow as Sandy Pittman.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into Thin Air
  • Her taste in clothes was sound rather than flamboyant, but I considered the suit smashing, and would have nothing else.
    Russell Baker  --  Growing Up
  • I'm going to stop being excitable and flamboyant.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Lords of Discipline
  • The mirrors, the pictures had great flamboyant frames; the ceiling was deeply vaulted and painted over with naked muses and cherubs.
    Henry James  --  The Portrait of a Lady - Volumes 1 & 2
  • As was normal, the handwriting on each ballot was disguised by block printing or flamboyant script.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • When they shouted, "Do it again, Uncle Travis!" he jumped to his feet with equal flamboyance.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Choice
  • I imagined the kind of people who went to concerts might be quite arty and flamboyant.
    Jojo Moyes  --  Me Before You
  • That flamboyant ego, for which he was both loved and despised, never deserted him.
    John F. Kennedy  --  Profiles in Courage
  • He was worried, for all his flamboyance.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Arrowsmith
  • There was Dostum, the flamboyant Uzbek commander, leader of the Junbish-i-Milli faction, who had a reputation for shifting allegiances.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  A Thousand Splendid Suns

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