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Synonyms for flourish
ˈflɜr ɪʃ, ˈflʌr-

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. flourish(noun)

    a showy gesture

    "she entered with a great flourish"

    Synonyms:
    tucket, fanfare, brandish

  2. flourish(noun)

    an ornamental embellishment in writing

    Synonyms:
    tucket, fanfare, brandish

  3. flourish(noun)

    a display of ornamental speech or language

    Synonyms:
    tucket, fanfare, brandish

  4. flourish, brandish(noun)

    the act of waving

    Synonyms:
    tucket, fanfare, brandish

  5. flourish, fanfare, tucket(verb)

    (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, expand(verb)

    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, flourish(verb)

    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, wave(verb)

    move or swing back and forth

    "She waved her gun"

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

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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. flourish(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    thrive, grow

  2. flourish(v. n.)

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

  3. flourish(v. n.)

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

  4. flourish(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    brandish, wave

  5. flourish(n.)

    Synonyms:
    ostentation, parade, show, display, dash

  6. flourish(n.)

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

  7. flourish(n.)

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. flourish(n)

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

  2. flourish(v)

    Synonyms:
    thrive, wave, brandish

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    prosper, thrive, blossom, flourish, bloom, grow

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How to use flourish in a sentence?

  1. Les Brown:

    A dream can be nurtured over years and years and then flourish rapidly. . . . Be patient. It will happen for you. Sooner or later, life will get weary of beating on you and holding the door shut on you, and then it will let you in and throw you a real party

  2. Cometan:

    Allowing him to flourish is killing my chance to flower.

  3. Joe Maddon:

    In a way, bad news, but also good news at the same time, we're both going to move on, The Cubs are going to flourish, hopefully I get a chance to do this somewhere else. But there's no tears shed. It's a good moment for everybody, and we're both excited about our futures.

  4. 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.

  5. John Fitzgerald Kennedy:

    Above all, we are coming to understand that the arts incarnate the creativity of a free people. When the creative impulse cannot flourish, when it cannot freely select its methods and objects, when it is deprived of spontaneity, then society severs the root of art.


Translations for flourish

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • размахване, размахвам, фанфари, вирея, завъртулка, процъфтявамBulgarian
  • aufblühen, Verzierung, blühen, Schnörkel, Fanfare, gedeihenGerman
  • κόσμημαGreek
  • flori, disflori, fanfaroEsperanto
  • floreo, floritura, ademanes, prosperarSpanish
  • شکوفا شدنPersian
  • kukoistaaFinnish
  • fioriture, fleurir, gesticulation, morceau de bravoure, brandirFrench
  • पनपनेHindi
  • ծաղկելArmenian
  • sveifla, blómstra, dafnaIcelandic
  • girigogolo, fiorire, svolazzo, crescere, prosperare, sventolio, svilupparsi, gesticolioItalian
  • לפרוחHebrew
  • 栄える, 繁茂する, 繁栄Japanese
  • germinabuntLatin
  • gezwaai, wuiven, bloeien, zwaaien, versiering, floreren, ornament, opbloeien, zwaaiDutch
  • zakrętasPolish
  • floreio, florescerPortuguese
  • росчерк, туш, завитушка, процветать, загогулина, фанфараRussian
  • frodas, blomstraSwedish
  • בליעןYiddish
  • 繁榮Chinese

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