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English definition of “florid”


adjective (RED)    /ˈflɒr.ɪd/ US  /ˈflɔːr-/ formal
(of a person's face) too red, especially in a way that is unhealthy: a florid complexionThe skin, and skin colour floridly     /-li/ adverb Not attractive to look atSerious and unpleasant
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