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The Spaniard can use a floridity of expression that would be ridiculous in England.

Yet these young reformers had no intention of throwing overboard all the charms of floridity in song.

Caccini was somewhat more liberal than Peri in the use of floridity and always showed taste and judgement therein.

In imagery, there is that floridity that goes dazzling to the sublime with a brilliancy that is captivating.

Shorter of stature, with the Utah floridity of complexion, and very voluble in conversation.

WORD ORIGIN

1640s, "strikingly beautiful," from French floride "flourishing," from Latin floridus "flowery, in bloom," from flos "flower" (see flora). Sense of "ruddy" is first recorded 1640s. Meaning "profusely adorned, as with flowers," is from 1650s. Related: Floridly.

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