Antonyms for floridness

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The inside of the church is in singular contrast to the floridness of the outside.

He was short and thick-set, young, quite fair, inclined already to floridness of skin.

His colouring is more vivid than that of the followers of Giotto, and in floridness it seems a prelude to Baroccio.

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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