flourishing

[ flur-i-shing, fluhr- ]
/ ˈflɜr ɪ ʃɪŋ, ˈflʌr- /

adjective

growing vigorously; thriving; prosperous: a flourishing little business.

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Origin of flourishing

Middle English word dating back to 1250–1300; see origin at flourish, -ing2

OTHER WORDS FROM flourishing

flour·ish·ing·ly, adverbun·flour·ish·ing, adjective

Definition for flourishing (2 of 2)

flourish
[ flur-ish, fluhr- ]
/ ˈflɜr ɪʃ, ˈflʌr- /

verb (used without object)

verb (used with object)

to brandish dramatically; gesticulate with: a conductor flourishing his baton for the crescendo.
to decorate or embellish (writing, a page of script, etc.) with sweeping or fanciful curves or lines.

noun

Origin of flourish

1250–1300; Middle English florisshen < Middle French floriss-, long stem of florir ≪ Latin flōrēre to bloom, derivative of flōs flower

SYNONYMS FOR flourish

9 ornament.
12 ornament, adornment.

OTHER WORDS FROM flourish

flour·ish·er, nounout·flour·ish, verb (used with object)
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British Dictionary definitions for flourishing

flourish
/ (ˈflʌrɪʃ) /

verb

noun

Derived forms of flourish

flourisher, noun

Word Origin for flourish

C13: from Old French florir, ultimately from Latin flōrēre to flower, from flōs a flower
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