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Definition of "flowery" []

  • Of, relating to, or suggestive of flowers: a flowery perfume. (adjective)
  • Abounding in or covered with flowers. (adjective)
  • Full of ornate or grandiloquent expressions; highly embellished: a flowery speech. (adjective)

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 "flowery" in a sentence
  • "Mr. Page laughed at what he called flowery effusions."
  • "It doesn't matter if he dressed up the culture of dependency concept in flowery talk, the concept itself has negative and stigmatising meanings that blames the individuals for their disadvantages in society."
  • "Sometimes, indeed, I dreamt that I wandered in flowery meadows and pleasant vales with the friends of my youth; but awoke, and found myself in a dungeon."