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A Word A Day — florid

July 25, 2012

Word of the Day

  • florid
  • audio pronunciation
  • \FLOR-id\


: very flowery in style : ornate; also : having a florid style
a : tinged with red : ruddy b : marked by emotional or sexual fervor
: fully developed : manifesting a complete and typical clinical syndrome

Jimmy mopped his florid face and struggled to continue delivering his speech despite the overwhelming heat in the auditorium.

"On Thursday afternoon, peacocking judge Steven Tyler announced his departure after two years with a florid statement about going back to his first love, Aerosmith." — From an article by Gil Kaufman at, July 13, 2012

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