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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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And later floridly recalled: "This was aggressive filth that robbed me of my persona and my soul.
while Lucia di Lammermoor comes to her floridly demented end in Victoria (Feb.
Along with her phony Ukrainian accent, O'Brien's terrific persona-changing bag of tricks includes her floridly enunciating Southern Belle, enticing the audience's taste buds with The Burning of Atlanta Spareribs, Southern-fried Chicken Tara, and her favorite, Rhett Butler's Beef Cakes.
She is floridly psychotic, exhibits hebephrenia at times, and appears to be having conversations with people who are not there.
A 55-year-old woman who rejected medications for 20 years was homeless and floridly psychotic until she started taking antipsychotic medication.
The home, as Ruskin rather floridly affirmed, was supposed to be a shelter from the "hostile society of the outer world," a "vestal temple, a temple of the hearth watched over by Household Gods.
The other door opens out onto the striped flag and cooking-smell cheer of that tattered jester, Lagos--always, this door leads to a place that is floridly day.
T lymphocytes infiltrate active lesions, sometimes so floridly as to attain pseudolymphoma status, after which symptoms resolve.
And although Saturn's habit of eating his children and imprisoning his brothers, which goes unmentioned in Hyperion, is floridly despotic, Zeus's choice to imprison the entire losing party underground for eternity seems less graphic but not more humane.
So it's no surprise Tchaikovsky should harbour a passion for another composer's work, in this case Austrian genius Mozart who he rather floridly likened to 'the Christ of Music'.
The war on drugs was becoming a ubiquitous metaphor, used by the media, politicians, and citizens in everyday talk and elaborated floridly in references to "battle plans," "fronts," and "enemies.