Definitions

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  • n. The condition of being flamboyant
  • n. A group of flamingos

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. extravagant elaborateness

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Examples

  • Back in the seemingly pre-historic 1950s an interviewer asked pianist Liberace if it bothered him that people made fun of his flamboyance (which was a code word, back then for being gay).

    Tim Berry: Who's Winning the Cramer vs. Stewart Battle?

  • Pigliucci's embarrassment is a result of his own "flamboyance" - further in evidence at his

    ScreenTalk

  • * the great Colossus POV as it spies on Forbin, especially in the more titillating sections and all of that visual flamboyance is coupled with the magnificently chilling audio centerpiece: the Voice of Colossus and its horrifying implacable tone.

    Show #29: Pre-show Discussion : The Kick-Ass Mystic Ninjas

  • People recall the flamboyance, the excesses and the scandals, but consider instead the work; Breakfast at Tiffany's, In Cold Blood, those wonderful holiday stories on TV about old ladies and little boys and, of course, his extraordinary journalism.

    Hollywood's Capote, And Mine

  • Snow fields his position the way Ozzie Smith fielded his, with a certain flamboyance.

    USATODAY.com - Defense rules in Gold-Glove NLCS

  • Perhaps it was the "flamboyance" that explained why he never clinched the deal with Robert Mugabe, the famously homophobic Zimbabwean strongman who has accused Tony Blair of being a "gay gangster" leading "the gay government of the gay United gay Kingdom," and prides himself on being able to spot "flamboyance" at 200 yards.

    The Pariah Guy

  • One Pigliucci associate has referred to Pigliucci's "flamboyance".

    ScreenTalk

  • It is telling, however, that they equate gayness and flamboyance with disruption, Meador said.

    Gay couple shut out of Creation Museum date night

  • It has a style that makes understatement seem like flamboyance.

    My hero: the BBC World Service by Jeremy Paxman

  • From the flamboyance of Busta Rhymes to the finesse of Bono: these are the peers who have inspired me throughout my journey.

    Fallin’ Up

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