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Meaning & Definition of Flourish in English

English

Flourish

/flərɪʃ/

noun

1. A showy gesture

  • "She entered with a great flourish"
    synonym:
  • flourish

2. An ornamental embellishment in writing

    synonym:
  • flourish

3. A display of ornamental speech or language

    synonym:
  • flourish

4. The act of waving

    synonym:
  • flourish
  • ,
  • brandish

5. (music) a short lively tune played on brass instruments

  • "He entered to a flourish of trumpets"
  • "Her arrival was greeted with a rousing fanfare"
    synonym:
  • flourish
  • ,
  • fanfare
  • ,
  • tucket

verb

1. Grow vigorously

  • "The deer population in this town is thriving"
  • "Business is booming"
    synonym:
  • boom
  • ,
  • thrive
  • ,
  • flourish
  • ,
  • expand

2. Make steady progress

  • Be at the high point in one's career or reach a high point in historical significance or importance
  • "The new student is thriving"
    synonym:
  • thrive
  • ,
  • prosper
  • ,
  • fly high
  • ,
  • flourish

3. Move or swing back and forth

  • "She waved her gun"
    synonym:
  • brandish
  • ,
  • flourish
  • ,
  • wave

Examples of using

Liberty, as we all know, cannot flourish in a country that is permanently on a war footing, or even a near war footing. Permanent crisis justifies permanent control of everybody and everything by the agencies of central government.