Definition of florid in English:

florid

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Pronunciation: /ˈflɒrɪd
 
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adjective

  • 3 Medicine (Of a disease or its manifestations) occurring in a fully developed form: florid symptoms of psychiatric disorder
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    • Or they may come with, or deteriorate by rapidly developing, florid pneumonia or septicaemia with multi-organ failure and die in spite of the usual treatments.
    • To our knowledge, this is the first reported case in which florid parvovirus infection and subsequent recovery was documented by sequential bone marrow examination.
    • These were associated with florid acute inflammation, including microabscesses, an indication of the acute nature and severity of the process.

Derivatives

floridity

Pronunciation: /-ˈrɪdɪti/
noun
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  • Hirst's speech was notable not only for its floridity.
  • In the furious first movement, Vivaldi unleashes these and other afflictions to music of staggering floridity.

floridly

adverb
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  • The lost art of well-jumping, an odyssey with the best mango in India as its objective, a Corbett-inspired episode starring a man-eating tiger - these could be seen either as images natural to the story, or as floridly exotic elements.
  • The film doesn't stint in showing us the results of these dark deeds; while the imagery isn't floridly splattery it doesn't mask things in shadows either.
  • The young man, floridly mad, believed that he had been cheated by his family of an inheritance that would have made him extremely rich.

floridness

noun
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  • By combining the arch floridness of Victorian prose with a present-tense, subtly ironic style, Gray has created a distinctive voice.

Origin

mid 17th century: from Latin floridus, from flos, flor- 'flower'.

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