florid florid  /f ˈlɔ rəd/


  1. (adj) elaborately or excessively ornamented
  2. (adj) inclined to a healthy reddish color often associated with outdoor life


  1. Don't try to obfuscate the issue with florid comments, just get to the point.
  2. After Jane sifted through the florid talk, she realized that she had got into a deal that was heavily stacked against her.


  1. 'Rushlights' is a Tarantino rip-off

    'Rushlights' is a ludicrously florid indie noir about a guy, a girl and an inheritance con. If ever a movie signaled that the Quentin Tarantino copycat age of empty-headed wink-wink genre rehashing is still with us, 'Rushlights' is that movie.
    on June 21, 2013     Source: Detroit Free Press

  2. Movie review: 'Rushlights' is a con job on every level

    "Rushlights" is a ludicrously florid indie noir about a guy, a girl and an inheritance con that rarely plays like anything more than an extended re-enactment one might find on a basic cable true-crime show.        
    on June 20, 2013     Source: Los Angeles Times


  1. "You can't take (reviews) seriously. You don't take the good ones as florid as they are, and you don't take the bad ones for as bad as they get," Gibson said. "There are honest critics and there are disingenuous ones. There are some people...
    on Dec 15, 2006 By: Mel Gibson Source: WISC

  2. Johnson said it seemed a "perfectly fair, florid, flowery metaphor for what's going on in the Labour Party", the BBC reported.
    on Sep 12, 2006 By: Boris Johnson Source: The Age

  3. "He told me he came back because he loved the place," Twiggy says as he steers the car with one hand and grabs my dictaphone with the other so I can scribble notes. "He was quite tall, with a florid, almost half-caste complexion. Bespectacled...
    on Jun 26, 2010 By: Twiggy Source: Courier Mail

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