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flamboyant

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EtymologyEdit

From French flamboyant (flaming, wavy), participle of flamboyer (to flame), from Old French flamboier, from flambe (flame)

PronunciationEdit

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AdjectiveEdit

flamboyant (comparative more flamboyant, superlative most flamboyant)

  1. Showy, bold or audacious in behaviour, appearance, etc.
    • 1902, G. K. Chesterton, The Optimism of Byron, in Twelve Types,
      When we see some of the monstrous and flamboyant blossoms that enrich the equatorial woods, we do not feel that they are conflagrations of nature; silent explosions of her frightful energy. We simply find it hard to believe that they are not wax flowers grown under a glass case.
    • 1920, Frederic Taber Cooper, The Craftsmanship of Writing, Chapter VI: The Question of Clearness,
      But a scorn of flamboyant neckties and checkerboard trousers is no excuse for going to the opposite extreme of a blue flannel shirt and overalls; [] .
    • 1962 May 12, Douglas MacArthur, Duty, honor, country,
      The unbelievers will say they are but words, but a slogan, but a flamboyant phrase.
  2. (architecture) Referred to as the final stage of French Gothic architecture from the 14th to the 16th centuries.

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NounEdit

flamboyant (plural flamboyants)

  1. A showy tropical tree, the royal poinciana (Delonix regia)
    • 1919, W. Somerset Maugham, The Moon and Sixpence, chapter 45
      The schooners moored to the quay are trim and neat, the little town along the bay is white and urbane, and the flamboyants, scarlet against the blue sky, flaunt their colour like a cry of passion.

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DanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From French flamboyant (flaming, wavy), present participle of flamboyer (to flame, blaze).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /flamborjant/, [flɑmb̥oɐ̯ˈjanˀd̥] or IPA(key): /flamboajant/, [flɑmb̥oɑˈjanˀd̥]

AdjectiveEdit

flamboyant c, n (definite and plural flamboyante)

  1. flamboyant, magnificent, opulent

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VerbEdit

flamboyant

  1. Present participle of flamboyer.

AdjectiveEdit

flamboyant m (feminine flamboyante, masculine plural flamboyants, feminine plural flamboyantes)

  1. flaming
  2. flamboyant

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