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flamboyant

adjective uk   /flæmˈbɔɪ.ənt/ us  

flamboyant adjective (PEOPLE)

very confident in behaviour, and liking to be noticed by other people, for example because of the way you dress, talk, etc.: a flamboyant gesture The writer's flamboyant lifestyle was well known.

flamboyant adjective (CLOTHES, ETC.)

brightly coloured and easily noticed: His clothes were rather flamboyant for such a serious occasion.
flamboyance
noun [U] uk   /-əns/ us  
Her flamboyance annoys some people but delights others.
flamboyantly
adverb uk   /-li/ us  
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