Florid definition

flôrĭd, flŏr-
Flushed with red or pink; rosy; ruddy.
adjective
10
0
Very ornate; flowery.

A florid prose style.

adjective
2
0
(obsolete) Abounding in or covered with flowers.
adjective
2
0
Highly decorated; gaudy; showy; ornate.

A florid musical passage.

adjective
4
3
The definition of florid is someone with a flushed complexion, or something overly complicated.

An example of someone who would be described as florid is a red-faced, flushed runner whose face has turned red with exertion.

An example of something that would be described as florid is overly complex and wordy writing.

adjective
0
0
Advertisement
(archaic) Healthy.
adjective
0
0
(obs.) Decorated with flowers; flowery.
adjective
0
0
Having a rosy or pale red colour; ruddy.
adjective
0
0
Elaborately ornate; flowery.
adjective
0
0
(of a disorder, especially mental) In a blatant, vivid, or highly disorganized state.

Florid psychosis.

adjective
0
0
Advertisement
Flushed with rosy color; ruddy.
adjective
0
1

Origin of florid

  • French floride from Latin flōridus from flōs flōr- flower bhel-3 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From French floride (“flourishing”), from Latin floridus (“flowery, blooming”)

    From Wiktionary