Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The quality of being florid.

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  • noun The quality of being florid

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  • noun 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

  • 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].

    Symposiacs

  • 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

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