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Synonyms for flourish
ˈflɜr ɪʃ, ˈflʌr-flour·ish

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English Synonyms and Antonyms3.4 / 5 votes

  1. flourish

    Ostentation is an ambitious showing forth of whatever is thought adapted to win admiration or praise; ostentation may be without words; as, the ostentation of wealth in fine residences, rich clothing, costly equipage, or the like; when in words, ostentation is rather in manner than in direct statement; as, the ostentation of learning. Boasting is in direct statement, and is louder and more vulgar than ostentation. There may be great display or show with little substance; ostentation suggests something substantial to be shown. Pageant, pageantry, parade, and pomp refer principally to affairs of arms or state; as, a royal pageant; a military parade. Pomp is some material demonstration of wealth and power, as in grand and stately ceremonial, rich furnishings, processions, etc., considered as worthy of the person or occasion in whose behalf it is manifested; pomp is the noble side of that which as ostentation is considered as arrogant and vain. Pageant and pageantry are inferior to pomp, denoting spectacular display designed to impress the public mind, and since the multitude is largely ignorant and thoughtless, the words pageant and pageantry have a suggestion of the transient and unsubstantial. Parade (Latin paro, prepare) is an exhibition as of troops in camp going through the evolutions that are to be used in battle, and suggests a lack of earnestness and direct or immediate occasion or demand; hence, in the more general sense, a parade is an uncalled for exhibition, and so used is a more disparaging word than ostentation; ostentation may spring merely from undue self-gratulation, parade implies a desire to impress others with a sense of one's abilities or resources, and is always offensive and somewhat contemptible; as, a parade of wealth or learning. Pomposity and pompousness are the affectation of pomp.

    boast, boasting, display, ostentation, pageant, pageantry, parade, pomp, pomposity, pompousness, show, vaunt, vaunting

    diffidence, modesty, quietness, reserve, retirement, shrinking, timidity, unobtrusiveness

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms3.3 / 3 votes

  1. flourish

    prosper, thrive, speed, triumph, brandish, wave

    fail, fade, decline, miscarry, founder, arrest, sheath, ground

Princeton's WordNet1.0 / 2 votes

  1. flourishnoun

    a showy gesture

    "she entered with a great flourish"

    tucket, fanfare, brandish

  2. flourishnoun

    an ornamental embellishment in writing

    tucket, fanfare, brandish

  3. flourishnoun

    a display of ornamental speech or language

    tucket, fanfare, brandish

  4. flourish, brandishnoun

    the act of waving

    tucket, fanfare, brandish

  5. flourish, fanfare, tucketverb

    (music) a short lively tune played on brass instruments

    "he entered to a flourish of trumpets"; "her arrival was greeted with a rousing fanfare"

    flash, tucket, fanfare, brandish, ostentation

  6. boom, thrive, flourish, expandverb

    grow vigorously

    "The deer population in this town is thriving"; "business is booming"

    elaborate, wave, fly high, expound, exposit, spread out, blast, amplify, lucubrate, blow up, thrive, din, extend, inflate, expatiate, nail, brandish, flesh out, dilate, thunder, boom, enlarge, prosper, expand, boom out, smash

  7. thrive, prosper, fly high, flourishverb

    make steady progress; be at the high point in one's career or reach a high point in historical significance or importance

    "The new student is thriving"

    wave, brandish, prosper, fly high, thrive, boom, expand

  8. brandish, flourish, waveverb

    move or swing back and forth

    "She waved her gun"

    roll, brandish, prosper, fly high, thrive, flap, undulate, wave, beckon, expand, boom, curl

Dictionary of English Synonymes1.0 / 2 votes

  1. flourishverb

    thrive, grow

  2. flourishverb

    prosper, succeed, be successful, go on well

  3. flourishverb

    boast, brag, vaunt, vapor, gasconade, bluster, make a show, be ostentatious, show off, cut a dash, make a flourish

  4. flourishverb

    brandish, wave

  5. flourishnoun

    ostentation, parade, show, display, dash

  6. flourishnoun

    bombast, grandiloquence, flowery speech, high-sounding words

  7. flourishnoun

    fanciful strokes (of a pen, &c.)

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words0.0 / 0 votes

  1. flourishnoun

    embellishment, curlycue, paraph, fanfare, call, parade, show, display, brandishing, waving

  2. flourishverb

    thrive, wave, brandish

PPDB, the paraphrase database0.0 / 0 votes

  1. List of paraphrases for "flourish":

    prosper, thrive, blossom, flourish, bloom, grow

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How to use flourish in a sentence?

  1. Steve Maraboli:

    Love in its most genuine sense, can only flourish if it is FREE. We, as people, can only flourish if we are free."

  2. Antony Dapiran:

    The government and police created a very ripe environment for conspiracy theories to flourish in.

  3. Fred Zelinger:

    We are wired to be uncomfortable with things that are different, most kids outgrow it past age 3, but some environments can make it flourish.

  4. Andy Mattaline:

    I just cant wait to release him into the world, to his first step to transition into becoming something we all want to see him flourish into.

  5. Rishi Panchal:

    I believe in expanding access to capital for every great idea that deserves the chance to take root and flourish.

Translations for flourish

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  • ازدهرArabic
  • размахване, фанфари, вирея, завъртулка, размахвам, процъфтявамBulgarian
  • vzkvétatCzech
  • gedeihen, Fanfare, Schnörkel, aufblühen, blühen, VerzierungGerman
  • κόσμημαGreek
  • flori, fanfaro, disfloriEsperanto
  • prosperar, ademanes, floritura, floreoSpanish
  • شکوفا شدنPersian
  • kukoistaaFinnish
  • morceau de bravoure, brandir, gesticulation, fioriture, fleurirFrench
  • rathIrish
  • पनपनेHindi
  • ծաղկելArmenian
  • berkembangIndonesian
  • sveifla, blómstra, dafnaIcelandic
  • crescere, svilupparsi, fiorire, gesticolio, sventolio, svolazzo, girigogolo, prosperareItalian
  • לפרוחHebrew
  • 繁栄, 繁茂する, 栄えるJapanese
  • germinabuntLatin
  • wuiven, gezwaai, floreren, bloeien, zwaaien, zwaai, opbloeien, ornament, versieringDutch
  • blomstreNorwegian
  • zakrętasPolish
  • floreio, florescerPortuguese
  • завитушка, фанфара, загогулина, процветать, туш, росчеркRussian
  • blomstra, frodasSwedish
  • güzelleşmekTurkish
  • בליעןYiddish
  • 繁榮Chinese

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