- The definition of flamboyant is someone or something that is extravagant or looks flame-like in color or form.
- 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 of flamboyantFrench present participle of Old French flamboyer ; from flambe: see flame
- Given to or marked by elaborate, ostentatious, or audacious display or behavior. See Synonyms at showy.
- Richly or brightly colored; resplendent: a flamboyant turban.
- Of, relating to, or having wavy lines and flamelike forms characteristic of 15th- and 16th-century French Gothic architecture.
See royal poinciana.
Origin of flamboyantFrench, from Old French, present participle of flamboyer, to blaze, from flambe, flame; see flame.
- flam·boy′ance, flam·boy′an·cy
c. 1500 Church
of St. Anne
(comparative more flamboyant, superlative most flamboyant)