Definition of flowery:
euphuistic, fussy, high-flown, purple, precious, bloomy, artificial, flowering, ornate, overblown, words, rhetorical, overblown, orotund, aureate, study at bombastic, style, ornamented, declamatory, magniloquent, plain, sonorous, swollen, fustian, affected, blossomy, elegant.
- "The Rainbow Book Tales of Fun & Fancy", Mabel Henriette Spielmann.
For from the birth Of mortal man, the Sovereign Maker said, That not in humble nor in brief delight, Not in the fading echoes of renown, Power's purple robes, nor pleasure's flowery lap, The soul should find enjoyment: but from these Turning disdainful to an equal good, Through all the ascent of things enlarge her view, Till every bound at length should disappear, 220 And infinite perfection close the scene.- "Poetical Works of Akenside", Mark Akenside.
- "Carnival", Compton Mackenzie.