AskDefine | Define florid

Dictionary Definition

florid adj : elaborately or excessively ornamented; "flamboyant handwriting"; "the senator's florid speech" [syn: aureate, flamboyant, showy]

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  1. having a rosy or pale red colour; ruddy
  2. elaborately ornate; flowery

Extensive Definition

Ruddy (also called florid) is a reddish or rosy colour.
In the United Kingdom and some other parts of the Commonwealth, "ruddy" is also used as a mild expletive attributive (rather like "dang" or "darn") in place of the more offensive "bloody".

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