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Date: 1800-1900
Language: French
Origin: , present participle of flamboyer 'to flame'


1 behaving in a confident or exciting way that makes people notice you
flamboyant style/character/personality
his flamboyant style of play
He lifted his arms in a flamboyant gesture.
2 brightly coloured and easily noticed:
flamboyant clothes
She has red hair and a rather flamboyant appearance.
flamboyantly adverb
flamboyance noun [uncountable]

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