V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary



Definition: 1. obviously elaborate and/or brightly colored, with the intention to be noticed; 2. showy in appearance

Synonyms: showy, dashing, theatrical, resplendent, fancy, baroque, ornate, elaborate, brightly-colored

Antonyms: dull, humble

Tips: Flamboyant is derived from the French flamboyer, "to flame." Flamboyant refers to gestures, style of dress, and even lifestyles with audacious, showy, unrestrained, and "fiery" characteristics. It can be used to describe a person's showy or outrageous style of dress or to compliment a richly decorated use of space or stylistic handwriting.

Usage Examples:

The flamboyant vocalist felt dreadfully bored unless he was out impressing or shocking other famous people. (showy, theatrical)

Shows in Las Vegas are known for their flamboyant costumes. (resplendent, showy)

Elton John and Liberachi were both known for wearing flamboyant costumes while performing. (theatrical, elaborate, ornate)

I thought his diamond earrings, big, gold necklace chain, multiple rings on his hand, and his Rolex watch was overkill and too flamboyant. (theatrical, showy)

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