flowery speech

Flowery speech
Flowery speech is full of lovely words, but may well lack substance.

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  • flowery speech —    Flowery speech is full of lovely words, but may well lack substance.   (Dorking School Dictionary) …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • Flowery speech —   Flowery speech is full of lovely words, but may well lack substance …   Dictionary of English idioms

  • flowery — flow|er|y [ˈflauəri] adj 1.) decorated with a pattern of flowers = ↑floral, flowered ↑flowered ▪ a flowery cotton dress 2.) a flowery place has a lot of flowers growing in it ▪ a flowery meadow 3.) a flowery smell or taste is strong and sweet,… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • flowery — [[t]fla͟ʊəri[/t]] 1) ADJ GRADED A flowery smell is strong and sweet. Amy thought she caught the faintest drift of Isabel s flowery perfume. 2) ADJ GRADED: usu ADJ n Flowery cloth, paper, or china has a lot of flowers printed or painted on it. The …   English dictionary

  • flowery — adjective 1 decorated with pictures of flowers: a flowery pattern 2 flowery speech or writing uses complicated and rare words instead of simple clear language …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • flowery language — index rhetoric (skilled speech) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • flowery — [adj] ornate, especially referring to speech or writing aureate, baroque, bombastic, declamatory, diffuse, embellished, euphemistic, euphuistic, fancy, figurative, florid, grandiloquent, high flown, magniloquent, ornamented, overwrought, prolix,… …   New thesaurus

  • flowery — ► ADJECTIVE 1) full of, decorated with, or resembling flowers. 2) (of speech or writing) elaborate …   English terms dictionary

  • flowery — adj. 1 decorated with flowers or floral designs. 2 (of literary style, manner of speech, etc.) high flown; ornate. 3 full of flowers (a flowery meadow). Derivatives: floweriness n …   Useful english dictionary

  • flowery — adjective 1》 filled with or resembling flowers. 2》 (of speech or writing) elaborate. Derivatives floweriness noun …   English new terms dictionary

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