Flamboyant meaning

flăm-boi'ənt
Given to or marked by elaborate, ostentatious, or audacious display or behavior.
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Richly or brightly colored; resplendent.

A flamboyant turban.

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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.

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Of, relating to, or having wavy lines and flamelike forms characteristic of 15th- and 16th-century French Gothic architecture.
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Designating or of a kind of architecture, as late French Gothic, characterized by flamelike tracery of windows and florid decoration.
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Flamelike or brilliant in form or color.
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Too showy or ornate; florid, extravagant, etc.

A flamboyant costume, an actor's flamboyant gestures.

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(architecture) Referred to as the final stage of French Gothic architecture from the 14th to the 16th centuries.
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A showy tropical tree, the royal poinciana (Delonix regia)
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Origin of flamboyant

  • French from Old French present participle of flamboyer to blaze from flambe flame flame
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From French flamboyant (“flaming, wavy”), participle of flamboyer (“to flame”), from Old French flamboier, from flambe (“flame”)
    From Wiktionary