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Florid

Highly ornate; extremely rich to the point of being overly decorated.

florid

Highly ornate; extremely rich to the point of overdecoration.
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After World War I, he wrote that authors should tell the truth in a simple and realistic way that emphasized substance over style rather than style over substance that was a leftover from the fin de siecle floridity exemplified in Oscar Wilde.
96) Ugly portents of ruin, recalling the totemic 1930s' depression, were stock-in-trade for the bill's opponents in early 1964, but Hirst's speech was notable not only for its floridity.
As a writer, I like words and their amazing capacity for clarity and precision as well as floridity and figurativeness.
And, curiously enough, in the mid-Renaissance, rhetoric and floridity were drawn out of the very Greek and Latin revival that had freed the world from mediaevalism and Aquinas.
Suor Angelica" was scrubbed free of some of its spiritual floridity thanks to the canny decision to set all three operas in the 1950s.
ISSUES IN GENRE FICTION: PORNOGRAPHY, DEGRADATION, FLORIDITY, MARRIAGE, AND DANGER