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  • n. The quality of being florid

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The quality of being florid.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The state or character of being florid, in any sense; floridity.

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

  • n. extravagant elaborateness

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Examples

  • This is pretty good alliteration, but fancy phrasing does not a good burrito make, and to be honest, the only real basis on which to judge a burrito is the quality of the burrito itself, not by the floridness of a particular restaurant critic's review.

    Simon Maxwell Apter: NYC Burrito Challenge III: Dos Toros Taquería

  • Some of his coinages “realpolitiking consiglieri” taken in isolation may be considered aptly descriptive turns of phrase and felicitous creations , but the cumulative effect is floridness with no apparent purpose, and therefore bathos.

    Grokking the Subaqueous Consigliere John Clute

  • And therefore, seeing the verdure and floridness chiefly recommend this fruit, philosophers call it [Greek omitted].

    Essays and Miscellanies

  • The other had a great deal of health and floridness in her countenance, which she had helped with an artificial white and red; and she endeavoured to appear more graceful than ordinary in her mien, by a mixture of affectation in all her gestures.

    The Illustrated London Reading Book

  • Davies and Risk, when called to supper, smelled strongly of rose-scented cold-cream; and Lund was unsparing in sarcastic remarks on the extreme floridness of complexion of the entire party.

    Adrift in the Ice-Fields

  • How the floridness of the materials of cities shrivels before a man's or woman's look!

    The Foolish Lovers

  • He was short and thick-set, young, quite fair, inclined already to floridness of skin.

    Poor Man's Rock

  • In the hot summer light his floridness seemed heavy and bloated, and but for his erect square-shouldered walk he would have looked like an over-fed and over-dressed old man.

    XXI. Book II

  • Is there not a relation between floridness of fancy which passes easily over to delusions (just as creative geniuses are allied to artists), but may there not be an inverse correlation between great liveliness and activity of fancy and liability to fixed delusions?

    The Journal of Abnormal Psychology

  • Vasilisa Vasena came every morning at seven o'clock; she was a country-woman of about thirty seven, strong, healthy, red-faced, reminiscent of a July day in her floridness and vigorous health.

    Tales of the Wilderness

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