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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. Mike Pence:

    But we must also listen to those who disagree, care for the bonds that join us together and find ways to build a society where all can flourish -- even the people who don't look like us, think like us, or vote with us.

  2. Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley:

    Virtue can only flourish among equals.

  3. 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.

  4. George Pataki:

    My vision was not a partisan vision. It was a vision about people, about what we could accomplish together, if we are to flourish as a people, we have to fall in love with America again.

  5. 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.


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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