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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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The quality or state of being marked by elaborate rhetoric and elaborated with decorative details

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  • Although this floweriness has been a stumbling-block for modern critics, its cliched familiarity suggests how influential it was in the nineteenth century.
  • The floweriness actually complimented the coconut yogurt panna cotta I tried to make the other day not amazing, but pretty.
  • It was just a little bit sour, in a good way -- tart enough to be a bit mouthwatering, to put a little sharp edge into the floweriness.
  • The tangy cheese cut the floweriness of the cake down to size, and Mr A&N finally found that he liked it enough to have slice after generous slice. for more
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