Synonyms for flourish

Grammar : Noun, verb
Spell : flur-ish, fluhr-
Phonetic Transcription : ˈflɜr ɪʃ, ˈflʌr-

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Définition of flourish

Origin :
  • c.1300, "to blossom, grow," from Old French floriss-, stem of florir "blossom, flower, bloom, flourish," from Latin florere "to bloom, blossom, flower," figuratively "to flourish, be prosperous," from flos "a flower" (see flora).
  • Metaphoric sense of "thrive" is mid-14c. Meaning "to brandish (a weapon)" first attested late 14c. Related: Flourished; flourishing.
  • noun curlicue, decoration
  • verb grow, prosper
  • verb wave about
Example sentences :
  • Emma finished the sleeve of the blouse she was mending with a flourish.
  • Extract from : « Grace Harlowe's Return to Overton Campus » by Jessie Graham Flower
  • With a flourish Katy seated him, and carried the packages to Linda.
  • Extract from : « Her Father's Daughter » by Gene Stratton-Porter
  • And the stranger, with a flourish of his hand, turned to the door.
  • Extract from : « Night and Morning, Complete » by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  • Not of late years,' replied the Chief, with a flourish of his hand.
  • Extract from : « Little Dorrit » by Charles Dickens
  • When he had finished this epistle, Rigaud folded it and tossed it with a flourish at Clennam's feet.
  • Extract from : « Little Dorrit » by Charles Dickens
  • The demonstration went off with a flourish and the committee were greatly impressed.
  • Extract from : « City of Endless Night » by Milo Hastings
  • It seems to me that certain branches of art ought to flourish here.
  • Extract from : « One Day's Courtship » by Robert Barr
  • He heard him shout, and burst into a roar of laughter, and saw him flourish his hat.
  • Extract from : « Barnaby Rudge » by Charles Dickens
  • Mr Tappertit obeyed, with a flourish implying that he did so, under protest.
  • Extract from : « Barnaby Rudge » by Charles Dickens
  • With a flourish of his dangerous weapon, he fell down upon the ground like a log.
  • Extract from : « Barnaby Rudge » by Charles Dickens

Antonyms for flourish

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