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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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You begin with some major news stories of the day -- Islamist terrorism, the financial crisis, immigration -- sprinkle in some broadly-drawn characters -- a dissatisfied middle-aged husband, a flamboyantly gay, cross-dressing pilot, a blond femme fatale, a ludicrously wealthy, megalomaniacal banker -- and voila: a novel for the once-new century.
Jinen Nagase, new justice minister, is a relatively quiet but policy-savvy lawmaker of the governing Liberal Democratic Party who, people close to him say, prefers not to behave flamboyantly.
While audiences typically eat up his flamboyantly virtuosic performances, the press has at times sniffed at what some believe to be an unnecessarily strident and even shallow approach to the repertoire.
And Gary Beach, as the flamboyantly gay director Roger DeBris, and Roger Bart as his equally flamboyant assistant, Carmen Ghia, along with their Village People household, bring verve to the production of the song ``Keep It Gay'' -- as painful as that could have been.
Moussaoui so flamboyantly embraced his role, boasting of it in detail the government's evidence could not quite support, sneering at the victims of Sept.
The flamboyantly dressed dancers follow the Chief into the ring.
Faced with the task of expanding the Walker Art Center, designed by Edward Larabee Barnes and completed in 1971, Herzog & de Meuron have both respected the old and flamboyantly identified the new.
Scissor Sisters spoke to each of us on some sort of gut level, whether it was just their kick-ass music, or as hope for those who longed to be flamboyantly gay, confident, and successful at the same time.
The ASA continued: "The authority also noted there were approximately 12 bottles of Bacardi on the attendant's trolley and the drink seemed to be being poured flamboyantly.
On the other hand, for the film's first extended dance sequence, in which Jigaboos and lighter-skinned Wannabes taunt each other, Lee uses flamboyantly contrasting colors to point towards an active social conflict, rather than passive individual association.
After striking up a bitchy relationship with the flamboyantly gay James St James (Seth Green) he finds notoriety in the 1980s clubbing scene as leader of the party kids.
com, Perleberg, a company based in Germany, offers equal-opportunity offensive dolls: there's a male Chinese doll who's constantly got sex on his mind, and the site offers dolls depicting flamboyantly stereotypical gay white males.