flamboyant flamboyant  /flæm ˈbɔɪ ənt/


  1. (n) showy tropical tree or shrub native to Madagascar; widely planted in tropical regions for its immense racemes of scarlet and orange flowers; sometimes placed in genus Poinciana
  2. (adj) marked by ostentation but often tasteless
  3. (adj) elaborately or excessively ornamented


  1. Paul Allen is the world's most obscure celebrity, its hippest geek, its most flamboyant introvert.
  2. Lee, the eldest, was a flamboyant lawyer with a taste for cocaine who specialized in defending drug dealers.
  3. Kutaragi's flamboyant management style has raised some eyebrows within the staid halls of Sony.


  1. Album Reviews: Album review: Shannon and the Clams' 'Dreams in the Rat House'

    ??? It’s tough to shine in Hunx’s flamboyant, eclipsing shadow, but top hag Shannon Shaw has been as definitive a force as any in the Punx. Under her own captaincy with the Clams, she continues to ply the oldies like an orphaned ’60s girl-group singer who took up with a garage-punk band. In fact, this latest is a particularly impressive vocal outing for Shaw (and co-singer Cody Blanchard as well ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Orlando Weekly

  2. Russell Brand Did What In A Public Bathroom When He Was A Crack And Heroin Addict?

    Comedian and actor Russell Brand made quite the admission during an appearance on HuffPost Live today. Host Josh Zepps asked Brand if he's ever been mistaken for gay, given his "effeminate, sort of flamboyant air." While Brand said he's always considered himself to be straight, back in the days when he was a "crack and heroin addict" he did once "masturbate a man to the point of orgasm in a ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Mediaite

  3. Reckless Love Announce Fall Tour Recap

    Flamboyant Finnish rockers Reckless Love have announced a headline run of UK dates
    on June 9, 2013     Source: antiMUSIC

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