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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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While the controversy may no longer be discernable, the romance and flamboyance is undeniable.
When the apostle Paul wrote a letter to the Corinthians decreeing that a woman should cover her head at worship to symbolize her obedience to God and the church, he could not have imagined the flamboyance with which African-American women would comply," says Marberry.
ENI)--In the middle of America's movie capital, a place defined by flamboyance, film stars and opulence, St.
FLAMBOYANCE took centre stage when Coventry youngsters tried flamenco dancing.
A more basic point, from which readers may be distracted by this interpretive flamboyance, is that the narrative represents Boy Scouting at its best: This is a long-established troop camping independently with a Scoutmaster who demands responsibility and yet provides space where boys can (within limits) "fuck up" and learn from the experience.
Just be sure not to tip over the top into flamboyance and don't take the poll too much to heart.
Catholic Church through bouts of "ecclesiastic flamboyance.
FOR a football manager, Lennie Lawrence has none of the flamboyance and histrionics of, say Kevin Keegan or Ron Atkinson.
It has to do with robustness, flamboyance, the vigorous manipulation of light and materials -- the sturdy wooden beams decorated in places, the diagonal slash of a wooden beam supporting first floor gallery, floors and furniture of different woods to enhance gradations of light, white walls washed by luminance.
The fact is that Hollywood, for all its flamboyance, is remarkably democratic: If the public doesn't like a film, it avoids watching it.
With a flamboyance that has become a Mori trademark in informal gatherings, the Japanese premier also drew attention to his relatively large body, while referring to an East African proverb that states ''while mountains do not meet, people meet.