Origin of flourishing
verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
Origin of flourish
Synonyms for flourish
Antonyms for flourish
Examples from the Web for flourishing
Contemporary Examples of flourishing
Those are troubling numbers, for unfettered speech is not incidental to a flourishing society.How the PC Police Threaten Free Speech
January 9, 2015
Strangio is at his best when exposing what appears to be a flourishing civil society in Cambodia.Cambodia’s Smoke-and-Mirrors Democracy
January 9, 2015
The Barzani government, on the other hand, has had flourishing ties with Turkey.PKK Kurdish Terrorists Are Fighting IS Terrorists With U.S. Help
August 16, 2014
But there was certainly a flourishing of it right after World War II.How Jews Created American Modernism
August 1, 2014
So yes, couture is alive and flourishing, thanks to wealth located far from its spiritual home of Paris.What’s Haute, What’s Not: The Meaning of Modern Couture
July 11, 2014
Historical Examples of flourishing
They call me a beau and a buck, a slasher and dasher, and flourishing Phil.
I'll never call you flourishing Phil again, so don't be standing on pride.
I saw her several years afterwards with her husband, happy and flourishing.The Sexual Question
He fell into ill-health, but when he died the business was left in a flourishing condition.A Zola Dictionary
J. G. Patterson
A large and flourishing city, named Thapsacus, stands on its banks.Anabasis
- the state of flourishing
- the state of flowering
Word Origin for flourish
c.1500, "a blossom," from flourish (v.). Meaning "ostentatious waving of a weapon" is from 1550s; that of "literary or rhetorical embellishment" is from c.1600.
c.1300, "to blossom, grow," from Old French floriss-, stem of florir "blossom, flower, bloom, flourish," from Latin florere "to bloom, blossom, flower," figuratively "to flourish, be prosperous," from flos "a flower" (see flora).
Metaphoric sense of "thrive" is mid-14c. Meaning "to brandish (a weapon)" first attested late 14c. Related: Flourished; flourishing.