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florid

florid

florid - Dictionary definition and meaning for word florid

Definition
(adj) elaborately or excessively ornamented
Synonyms : aureate , flamboyant
Example Sentence
  • flamboyant handwriting
  • the senator's florid speech

Definition
(adj) inclined to a healthy reddish color often associated with outdoor life
Synonyms : rubicund , ruddy , sanguine
Example Sentence
  • a ruddy complexion
  • Santa's rubicund cheeks
  • a fresh and sanguine complexion

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for florid

flo(wer) + rid(red)sounds like a flower that is in a red color.. Also, florid ~ flowery (french)
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by jhoda

florid sounds like florida. So u see beautiful beaches, with beautiful girls taking sunbath. There skin becomes reddish. So florid means reddish.
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by latandlon

Florida is tropically ornate, and The Florida flag has a big RED "X".
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by dshefman

Similar to flora or flowery.
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by subhasish

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