flam|boy´ant|ly


flam|boy´ant|ly
flam|boy|ant «flam BOY uhnt», adjective, noun.
–adj.
1. flaming, gorgeous, or striking in a showy way: »

flamboyant colors, a flamboyant sunset.

SYNONYM(S): brilliant.
2. very ornate; much decorated; florid: »

flamboyant architecture.

3. given to display; ostentatious; showy; swaggering: »

a flamboyant person, a flamboyant speech. That flamboyant but egotistical figure, Alexander the Great (H. G. Wells).

4. having wavy lines or flamelike curves: »

flamboyant designs.

5. Architecture. characterized by lines that spiral and wave in flamelike patterns: »

flamboyant tracery of French architecture in the 1400's.

–n.
= royal poinciana. (Cf.royal poinciana)
[< French flamboyant, present participle of flamboyer to flame < Old French flambe; see etym. under flame (Cf.flame)]
flam|boy´ant|ly, adverb.

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