What is another word for flourish?

Synonyms for flourish
ˈflɜr ɪʃ, ˈflʌr-flour·ish

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  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.

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

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

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. flourish

    Synonyms:
    prosper, thrive, speed, triumph, brandish, wave

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. flourishnoun

    a showy gesture

    "she entered with a great flourish"

    Synonyms:
    tucket, fanfare, brandish

  2. flourishnoun

    an ornamental embellishment in writing

    Synonyms:
    tucket, fanfare, brandish

  3. flourishnoun

    a display of ornamental speech or language

    Synonyms:
    tucket, fanfare, brandish

  4. flourish, brandishnoun

    the act of waving

    Synonyms:
    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"

    Synonyms:
    flash, tucket, fanfare, brandish, ostentation

  6. boom, thrive, flourish, expandverb

    grow vigorously

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

    Synonyms:
    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"

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

  8. brandish, flourish, waveverb

    move or swing back and forth

    "She waved her gun"

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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. flourishverb

    Synonyms:
    thrive, grow

  2. flourishverb

    Synonyms:
    prosper, succeed, be successful, go on well

  3. flourishverb

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

  4. flourishverb

    Synonyms:
    brandish, wave

  5. flourishnoun

    Synonyms:
    ostentation, parade, show, display, dash

  6. flourishnoun

    Synonyms:
    bombast, grandiloquence, flowery speech, high-sounding words

  7. flourishnoun

    Synonyms:
    fanciful strokes (of a pen, &c.)

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. flourishnoun

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

  2. flourishverb

    Synonyms:
    thrive, wave, brandish

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "flourish":

    prosper, thrive, blossom, flourish, bloom, grow

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#208284tucket
#281038vaunt

How to use flourish in a sentence?

  1. Lennie Jarratt:

    The practice of electing not only teacher union members but retired superintendents and family members to school boards is becoming a common practice in Illinois, and it presents a very high conflict of interest in board decisions and negotiations. Not only does it encourage above-normal pay increases and benefits. It allows corruption and nepotism to flourish.

  2. Jennifer Lopez:

    Ramona enters with a flourish.

  3. Pedram Javaheri:

    The combination of dry fuels and tropical storm force winds could lead to downed trees and power lines, thus any ignition of new fires would flourish and rapidly expand under these conditions.

  4. Gavin Gibbons:

    It's not only disturbing, it's disheartening because our companies have zero tolerance for labor abuses, these type of things flourish in the shadows.

  5. Kevin Roberts:

    Within the thousands of tweets, comments and articles there are many powerful and passionate contributions on the changing nature of the workplace, the work we do, what success really looks like, and what companies must do to provide women and men the optimal frameworks in which to flourish.


Translations for flourish

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • размахване, вирея, фанфари, завъртулка, процъфтявам, размахвамBulgarian
  • vzkvétatCzech
  • gedeihen, blühen, aufblühen, Verzierung, Fanfare, SchnörkelGerman
  • κόσμημαGreek
  • fanfaro, flori, disfloriEsperanto
  • floritura, prosperar, floreo, ademanesSpanish
  • شکوفا شدنPersian
  • kukoistaaFinnish
  • morceau de bravoure, gesticulation, fleurir, brandir, fioritureFrench
  • rathIrish
  • पनपनेHindi
  • ծաղկելArmenian
  • dafna, sveifla, blómstraIcelandic
  • svilupparsi, gesticolio, sventolio, prosperare, fiorire, girigogolo, svolazzo, crescereItalian
  • לפרוחHebrew
  • 繁茂する, 繁栄, 栄えるJapanese
  • germinabuntLatin
  • versiering, zwaaien, ornament, zwaai, gezwaai, floreren, bloeien, opbloeien, wuivenDutch
  • blomstreNorwegian
  • zakrętasPolish
  • florescer, floreioPortuguese
  • туш, завитушка, росчерк, фанфара, загогулина, процветатьRussian
  • frodas, blomstraSwedish
  • בליעןYiddish
  • 繁榮Chinese

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