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Meaning & Definition of Flamboyant in English

English

Flamboyant

/flæmbɔɪənt/

noun

1. Showy tropical tree or shrub native to madagascar

  • Widely planted in tropical regions for its immense racemes of scarlet and orange flowers
  • Sometimes placed in genus poinciana
    synonym:
  • royal poinciana
  • ,
  • flamboyant
  • ,
  • flame tree
  • ,
  • peacock flower
  • ,
  • Delonix regia
  • ,
  • Poinciana regia

adjective

1. Marked by ostentation but often tasteless

  • "A cheap showy rhinestone bracelet"
  • "A splashy half-page ad"
    synonym:
  • flamboyant
  • ,
  • showy
  • ,
  • splashy

2. Elaborately or excessively ornamented

  • "Flamboyant handwriting"
  • "The senator's florid speech"
    synonym:
  • aureate
  • ,
  • florid
  • ,
  • flamboyant

Examples of using

She wears flamboyant clothes to draw attention.