English synonyms about - contact  

flourish

noun

1 flourish

A showy gesture.

Roget 884: boasting etc. v.; boast, vaunt, crake; pretense, pretensions; puff, puffery; flourish, fanfaronade; gasconade; ... show more

Roget 882: ostentation, display, show, flourish, parade, etalage [Fr.], pomp, array, state, solemnity; dash, splash, splurge, glitter, ... show more

Roget 577: ornament; floridness c.    adj.. turgidity, turgescence; altiloquence etc. adj.; declamation, teratology; well-rounded periods; elegance etc. 578; ... show more

Roget 847: ornament, ornamentation, ornamental art; ornature, ornateness; adornment, decoration, embellishment; architecture; jewelry etc. 847.1. [surface coatings for wood: list] garnish, ... show more



2 flourish

An ornamental embellishment in writing.

Polish: flores

3 flourish

A display of ornamental speech or language.

4 flourish

The act of waving.

synonym: brandish.

5 flourish

music A short lively tune played on brass instruments:
— He entered to a flourish of trumpets.

synonyms: fanfare, tucket.

Dutch: fanfare, trompetten
Polish: fanfara

verb

1 flourish

Grow vigorously.

synonyms: boom, expand, thrive.

Roget 873: be conscious of glory; be proud of etc. (pride) 878; exult etc. (boast) 884; be vain of etc. (vanity) 880.    be distinguished ... show more

Roget 654: be in health etc. adj.. bloom, flourish.    keep body and soul together, keep on one's legs; enjoy good health, enjoy a good state of health; have a clean bill of health.    return to health; recover etc. ... show more

Roget 884: boast, make a boast of, brag, vaunt, Puff, show off, flourish, crake, crack, trumpet, strut, swagger, vapor; blague, ... show more

Roget 582: speak of; say, utter, pronounce, deliver, give utterance to; utter forth, pour forth; breathe, let fall, come out with; rap out, blurt out have on one's lips; have at the end of one's tongue, ... show more

Roget 549: exaggerate, magnify, pile up, aggravate; amplify etc. (expand) 194; overestimate etc. 482; hyperbolize; overcharge, overstate, ... show more

Dutch: bloeien, floreren

2 flourish

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

synonyms: fly high, prosper, thrive.

Roget 734: prosper, thrive, flourish; be prosperous etc. adj.; drive a roaring trade, do a booming business; go on well, go on smoothly, go on swimmingly; sail before the wind, swim with the tide; run smooth, ... show more

Dutch: floreren, zwaaien, opbloeien, wuiven, gedijen, prospereren, tieren, welvaren

3 flourish

Move or swing back and forth.

synonyms: brandish, wave.

Roget 314: oscillate; vibrate, librate; alternate, undulate, wave; rock, swing; pulsate, beat; wag, waggle; nod, bob, ... show more

Roget 315: be agitated &c.; shake; tremble, tremble like an aspen leaf; quiver, quaver, quake, shiver, twitter, twire, writhe, toss, shuffle, ... show more

Dutch: wapperen, zwenken, zwaaien


Moby thesaurus: acciaccatura, adjunct, adorn, adornment, advertise, affect, air, amplify, appoggiatura, arabesque, arrangement, arrive, asiaticism, augment, batten, be energetic, be somebody, be something, be vigorous, bear fruit ... show more.

Find more on flourish elsewhere: etymology - rhymes - Wikipedia.

debug info: 0.048