Definition of Floridity

1. Noun. Extravagant elaborateness. "He wrote with great flamboyance"

Exact synonyms: Flamboyance, Floridness, Showiness
Generic synonyms: Elaborateness, Ornateness
Derivative terms: Flamboyant, Flamboyant, Florid, Showy, Showy, Showy



Definition of Floridity

1. n. The quality of being florid; floridness.

Definition of Floridity

1. Noun. The property of being florid. ¹

2. Noun. Something florid. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Floridity

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Floridity

floriculture
floricultures
floriculturist
floriculturists
florid
florid oral papillomatosis
florid osseous dysplasia
florida bean
florida selaginella
florider
florides
floridest
floridities
floridity (current term)
floridly
floridness
floridnesses
florier
floriest
floriferous
floriferousness
florification
florifications
floriform
florigen
florigenic
florigens

Literary usage of Floridity

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1. Biographical outlines of English literature by David Pryde (1862)
"Characteristics:—A wealth of thought—often verging upon profusion, and a splendour of diction—often degenerating into floridity. Extent of the Period—Social ..."

2. Early History of Singing by William James Henderson (1921)
"In it we see some of the earliest specimens of an employment of floridity, which became conventionalized. The expansion of the melody in a decorative design ..."

3. Helpful Hints on Writing and Reading by Grenville Kleiser (1911)
"Inferior minds inevitably fall into the second kind of floridity alluded to above, than which nothing is more contemptible. Vividness of imagination in the ..."

4. An English Grammar Conformed to Present Usage: With an Objective Method of by Alfred Holbrook (1873)
"floridity. floridity is an undue use of ornament in style. 78. Bombast. 79. Extravaganza or Rhodomontade. 80. Excessive hyperbole. Remark. ..."

5. The Science of Taste: Being a Treatise on Its Principles by G. L. (1879)
""What we are accustomed to regard as the floridity of the Louis Quatorze and Italian styles is more than floridity; for, to say nothing of a profusion of ..."

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