floridity


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Synonyms for floridity

extravagant elaborateness

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Some of his surfaces appear to have been attacked by an exotic virus, blossoming in fleurs de mal deformations, mixing floridity and disease, as compelling in their liquidity and colour as infected wounds.
After World War I, he wrote that authors should tell the truth in a simple and realistic way that emphasized substance over style rather than style over substance that was a leftover from the fin de siecle floridity exemplified in Oscar Wilde.
96) Ugly portents of ruin, recalling the totemic 1930s' depression, were stock-in-trade for the bill's opponents in early 1964, but Hirst's speech was notable not only for its floridity.
As a writer, I like words and their amazing capacity for clarity and precision as well as floridity and figurativeness.
ISSUES IN GENRE FICTION: PORNOGRAPHY, DEGRADATION, FLORIDITY, MARRIAGE, AND DANGER