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English definition of “florid”

florid

adjective uk   /ˈflɒr.ɪd/ us    /ˈflɔːr-/

florid adjective (DECORATED)

with too much decoration or detail: a florid architectural style florid prose/rhetoricNot attractive to look atSerious and unpleasant

florid adjective (RED)

formal (of a person's face) too red, especially in a way that is unhealthy: a florid complexionThe skin, and skin colour
floridly
adverb uk   /-li/ us  
Not attractive to look atSerious and unpleasant
(Definition of florid from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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