The definition of flamboyant is someone or something that is extravagant or looks flame-like in color or form.adjective
- An example of flamboyant is a drag queen.
- An example of flamboyant are arches in French gothic cathedrals that are flame-like.
- designating or of a kind of architecture, as late French Gothic, characterized by flamelike tracery of windows and florid decoration
- flamelike or brilliant in form or color
- too showy or ornate; florid, extravagant, etc.: a flamboyant costume
Origin: Fr, prp. of OFr flamboyer < flambe: see flame
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- Highly elaborate; ornate.
- Richly colored; resplendent.
- Architecture Of, relating to, or having wavy lines and flamelike forms characteristic of 15th- and 16th-century French Gothic architecture.
- Given to ostentatious or audacious display. See Synonyms at showy.
Origin: French, from Old French, present participle of flamboyer, to blaze, from flambe, flame; see flame.
- flam·boyˈance, flam·boyˈan·cy noun
- flam·boyˈant·ly adverb