florid

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elaborately and heavily ornamented

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elaborately or excessively ornamented

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inclined to a healthy reddish color often associated with outdoor life

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When I visited Robert the next day, he was as floridly psychotic as I'd ever seen him.
Because it is so wrenching for everyone, these decisions are often accompanied by conflict--sometimes subdued, sometimes floridly expressed--among patients (if they are able to interact), families and physicians.
Textures vary widely (including the use of vocal solos), floridly melismatic settings of significant words occur often, and changes of meter and key are not uncommon.
In fact, even floridly reactive germinal centers sometimes contain large vesicular nuclei and lack a well-defined mantle zone.
Later, too, Muller notes, Hopkins rejected Newman's "old Anglican, patristic, literary influence" for the "more floridly emotional Ultramontanist" stance shared by such church leaders as Cardinal Manning and the London Oratorian Frederick Faber.
He moved out of the rectory, floridly and expensively redecorated by his predecessor, and moved into the smaller, vacant convent.
national, rural, floridly robust, tranquil, and prolific.
Of these, the most outstanding was the floridly entitled Palace of the Commander of the Arsenal, a squat stone tower embellished with statues.
In the instance of the Garden of the Muses (1600; STC 3189), the metaphor supplied in the etymology of anthology is rather floridly extended:
At the time, she was floridly psychotic, disruptive, delusional and obsessed by the conviction that someone or something was stealing her soul.
The narrative art of Mo Yan that emerges from the collection can therefore be classified as a kind of Chinese baroque, floridly imaginative to the point of being bizarre.
Or as the Dallas Morning News critic Scott Cantrell floridly put it, "Ms.
Yet, in V, which is a floridly musical masterpiece, one can't help noting that Morris's forays into the classical dance world have stayed with him, as they might with any artist who incorporates all life experiences into his work.
As usual, Duke University's senior pomo Marxist Fredric Jameson provided a floridly inscrutable specimen.
Caravaggio and his followers lovingly painted the fruit on which they let their floridly dark-skinned urchins loose: torn pomegranates prodigally spilling their transparent capsules, dimpled split peaches, cut water-melons, their seeds dangling loose in a drench of sweetness and refreshment.