Word – Florid
Florid – Word of the Day
[adj]: having a red or flushed complexion.
: excessively intricate or elaborate.
[adv]: in a way that has too much decoration or detail.
History dates back to the early 16th century, roughly in 1640. Debated of Latin origin.
From Latin floridus.
1. Adverb examples – Floridly:
1. The lehenga was embroidered floridly.
2. The statue was carved floridly.
3. The painting contained the letters “ A J” floridly signed at the bottom.
4. The old temple had floridly eye-catching statues.
5. She penned a love note, rather floridly, folded and sealed it in golden paper.
6. She opened the envelope to find a floridly painted image of Mona lisa.
2. Adjective examples – Florid:
1. Rosy was a little girl with a florid face.
2. Jane’s usually pale face, turned florid when walking in the evening sun.
3. Due to heavy makeup, the actress seemed to have a florid complexion.
4. The meek, florid nurse entered the room.
5. The lehenga contained florid embroidery.
6. The statue had florid carvings.
7. The post card was received by a florid, fat maid.
3. Noun examples – Floridity:
1. Sita was awestruck by the floridity of the lehenga.
2. The floridity on her face was evident.
3. The archeologist noted the floridity of the temple carvings.
4. Ram liked the floridity of the greeting card he received this morning.
5. The floridity in his work was well appreciated.
6. The scientist asked his junior to avoid floridity and focus on key points.
7. The floridity of the piano notes impressed the music master.