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florid

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

florid adjective (DECORATED)

with too much decoration or detail: a florid architectural style florid prose/rhetoric

florid adjective (RED)

formal (of a person's face) too red, especially in a way that is unhealthy: a florid complexion
floridly
adverb uk   /-li/ us  
Translations of “florid”
in Chinese (Traditional) 裝飾過的, 過分裝飾的, 花哨的…
in Chinese (Simplified) 装饰过的, 过分装饰的, 花哨的…
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