Definition of “flowery” - 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 sound skilful:

(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)