florid

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From French floride (flourishing), from Latin floridus (flowery, blooming).

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florid (comparative more florid, superlative most florid)

  1. Having a rosy or pale red colour; ruddy.
  2. Elaborately ornate; flowery.
  3. (of a disorder, especially mental) In a blatant, vivid, or highly disorganized state.
    florid psychosis
    • 2019, Dave Eggers, The Parade, Vintage Books N.Y., p. 107
      His visions of their plans and his imminent detention were so florid that the reality, wherein he was unharmed and simply sitting in the cab of the RS-80 and continuing his slow work on the road, was far less plausible.
  4. (obsolete) Flourishing; in the bloom of health.
    • 1751, Tobias Smollett, The Adventures of Peregrine Pickle, vol I, ch. 35:
      Mean while Peregrine guessing the good fortune of his friend, and allured by the attractions of the maid, who was a cleanly florid girl, employed his address to such effectual purpose, that she yielded to his efforts; and he was as happy as such a conquest could make him.

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin floridus.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [floˈʁiːt]
  • Hyphenation: flo‧rid
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florid (comparative florider, superlative am floridesten)

  1. (of a disease) active, florid

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