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Definition of "flamboyant" []

  • Highly elaborate; ornate. (adjective)
  • Richly colored; resplendent. (adjective)
  • Architecture Of, relating to, or having wavy lines and flamelike forms characteristic of 15th- and 16th-century French Gothic architecture. (adjective)
  • Given to ostentatious or audacious display. See Synonyms at showy. (adjective)
  • See royal poinciana. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "flamboyant" in a sentence
  • "But there are many reasons I don't bother with regular book reviews, even as I indulge in flamboyant movie coverage."
  • "UNIDENTIFIED LAWYER: What behavior do you mean to communicate by use of the word flamboyant?"
  • "In his private life, he was known as a flamboyant playboy often seen wearing purple scarves and flight suits."