Definition of Florid

1. Adjective. Elaborately or excessively ornamented. "The senator's florid speech"

Exact synonyms: Aureate, Flamboyant
Similar to: Fancy
Derivative terms: Flamboyance, Flamboyant, Floridness



2. Adjective. Inclined to a healthy reddish color often associated with outdoor life. "A fresh and sanguine complexion"
Exact synonyms: Rubicund, Ruddy, Sanguine
Similar to: Healthy
Derivative terms: Ruddiness

Definition of Florid

1. a. Covered with flowers; abounding in flowers; flowery.

Definition of Florid

1. Adjective. Having a rosy or pale red colour; ruddy. ¹

2. Adjective. Elaborately ornate; flowery. ¹

3. Adjective. (context: of a disorder, especially mental) In a blatant, vivid, or highly disorganized state. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Florid

1. ruddy [adj] : FLORIDLY [adv] - See also: ruddy

Medical Definition of Florid

1. 1. Covered with flowers; abounding in flowers; flowery. "Fruit from a pleasant and florid tree." (Jer. Taylor) 2. Bright in colour; flushed with red; of a lively reddish colour; as, a florid countenance. 3. Embellished with flowers of rhetoric; enriched to excess with figures; excessively ornate; as, a florid style; florid eloquence. 4. Flowery; ornamental; running in rapid melodic figures, divisions, or passages, as in variations; full of fioriture or little ornamentations. Origin: L. Floridus, fr. Flos, floris, flower. See Flower. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Florid

floriation
floriations
floribunda
floribundas
florican
floricane
floricanes
floricans
floricmous
floricomous
floricultural
floriculture
floricultures
floriculturist
floriculturists
florid (current term)
florid oral papillomatosis
florid osseous dysplasia
florida bean
florida selaginella
florider
florides
floridest
floridities
floridity
floridly
floridness
floridnesses

Literary usage of Florid

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1. A Treatise on Counterpoint and Fugue by Luigi Cherubini, Mary Cowden Clarke, Josiah Pittman (1854)
"florid counterpoint in one part. Example of the 2nd order of combined florid ... Example of florid counterpoint in two parts. FOUR-PART COUNTERPOINT. ..."

2. A General View of the Fine Arts, Critical and Historical by Ludlow, Miss, Daniel Huntington (1851)
"florid style.—Elizabethan style.—Architecture in Scotland. and subdivision of compartments, known as the florid or perpendicular style, of which the superb ..."

3. A Manual of Simple, Double, Triple and Quadruple Counterpoint by Salomon Jadassohn (1897)
"florid Counterpoint. (Two notes against one.) § 4. In simple counterpoint the parts can only progress independently with respect to melody; in florid ..."

4. Of the Origin and Progress of Language by James Burnett Monboddo (1786)
"Of the other kind of ornamented Jlyle^ the gay and florid*—Antient authors, ... I call the gay or florid, of which the ornaments are quite different from, ..."

5. Elegant Extracts: Or, Useful and Entertaining Passages in Prose: Selected edited by Vicesimus Knox (1797)
"ong the 'Profe writers, by the florid, he means, ai the name indicates, a Style ornamented, flowing, ..."

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