Origin of flowery
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3. florid, showy, elaborate.
3. See bombastic.
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Examples from the Web for flowery
This explains the crumpled look of his beautiful red velvet suit paired with cowboy boots and a flowery style shirt.Dodo Bones and Kylie’s Poo: Inside London’s Strangest New Museum
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The Daily Pic: Becca Albee imagines a world of flowery front pages.If It Blooms, It Leads
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A flowery way, he was sure, with real grass in it like the Resident's garden.Jan and Her Job
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By what I can pick out of your flowery description, your brother is no beau.The Contrast
Meanwhile the hotel-keeper was to go about his duties at The Flowery Crossways.A Nest of Spies
There was stillness in the flowery region just above the Colonel's head.
The truth is, I don't like this cable; in spite of its flowery opening I don't like it at all.Gallipoli Diary, Volume 2
- abounding in flowers
- decorated with flowers or floral patterns
- like or suggestive of flowersa flowery scent
- (of language or style) elaborate; ornate
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Word Origin and History for flowery
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