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flamboyant

adjective affected, baroque, brave, braw, bright, colorful, dazzling, elaborate, extravagant, fancy, flashy, flowery, frilled, frilly, fussy, garish, gaudy, glitzy, grandiose, high-flown, high-flying, lofty, ornate, orotund, overdone, pompous, pretentious, sensational, sensationalistic, showy
See also: elaborate, grandiose, pretentious
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Flamboyant George said he was still a big fan of fashion and was hesitant about plastic surgery.
The departure of John Harley, a flamboyant figure who recently launched a trade organisation called NoFibs to lobby for genuinely imported beers, has come as a surprise to the industry.
The Laurencia Pas d'Action (staged by Anna-Marie Holmes, who added several female dancers and choreographic enhancements) is a showcase of flamboyant technique and Spanish-inflected fireworks, with the click of castanets driving the rapid-fire turns, exaggeratedly arched backs, and sinuous arm movements.
A flamboyant "Gay Parade" participant, Smitherman and his friend Toronto "gay" councillor Kyle Rae admitted to the Toronto Sun in 1999 to having had sex with HIV infected men but said it was of no consequence since they wore condoms (Lifesite News, Oct 23, 2003).
Flamboyant costumes and creations, masks and headpieces, giant puppets and huge mobile sculptures will be leaving the Butetown Youth Pavilion in Dumballs Road, Cardiff at 7.
When the pair met, in the mid-1920s, Hughes was a 22-year-old budding poet coming to Harlem for the first time; Van Vechten was a white, middle-aged novelist, essayist and flamboyant man about town with a genuine interest in black culture.
Two super deluxe residences, appropriate showcases for flamboyant Broadway producer David Merrick, have just gone on the market in the wake of his death in April.
Iowa's flamboyant CC director, Bobbie Gobel, was fired by officials at the national office after she refused to step down.
That alluring length has turned out to be one of the few documented cases in which a flamboyant male ornament, like the peacock's tail, indicates superior genes, says Gerald S.
Shirer, Murrow's original hire, and ultimately his closest confidant and alter ego; the master writer Eric Sevareid; the flamboyant Charles Collingwood; the intrepid Larry Leseur; and Mary Marvin Breckenridge, the sole woman to penetrate the inner circle of Murrow's macho male fiefdom.
In another essay, Jurgen Wiener explores the diverse application of flamboyant architectural elements in Italy.
A complex, flamboyant Pan-Africanist, Garvey was a fiery orator, attracting 2 million to 4 million followers and sympathizers to his movement at its peak in 1922.