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Meaning of “flowery” in the English Dictionary

"flowery" in British English

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floweryadjective

uk   /ˈflaʊ.ə.ri/  us   /ˈflaʊ.ɚ.i/
  • flowery adjective (WORDS)

disapproving If a ​speech or writing ​style is flowery, it uses too many ​complicated words or ​phrases in an ​attempt to ​soundskilful: a flowery ​description/​speech
(Definition of flowery from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"flowery" in American English

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floweryadjective

 us   /ˈflɑʊ·ə·ri, ˈflɑʊər·i/
covered with ​pictures of ​flowers: a flowery ​blouse disapproving If a ​speech or writing ​style is flowery, it uses too many ​complicated or ​unusual words or ​phrases.
(Definition of flowery from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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