Flamboyant vs Attractive - What's the difference?
As adjectives the difference between flamboyant and attractive
is that flamboyant
is showy, bold or audacious in behaviour, appearance, etc while attractive
is causing attraction; having the quality of attracting by inherent force.
As a noun flamboyant
is a showy tropical tree, the royal poinciana (delonix regia
Showy, bold or audacious in behaviour, appearance, etc.
* 1902 , ,
* 1920 , , Chapter VI: The Question of Clearness,
- When we see some of the monstrous and flamboyant blossoms that enrich the equatorial woods, we do not feel that they are conflagrations of nature; silent explosions of her frightful energy. We simply find it hard to believe that they are not wax flowers grown under a glass case.
* 1962 May 12, ,
- But a scorn of flamboyant neckties and checkerboard trousers is no excuse for going to the opposite extreme of a blue flannel shirt and overalls; .
(architecture) Referred to as the final stage of French Gothic architecture from the 14th to the 16th centuries.
* 1891 , , Chapter XIX: Avignon,
- The unbelievers will say they are but words, but a slogan, but a flamboyant phrase.
* 1911 , ,
- S. Pierre is a flamboyant church, the details passing into Renaissance.
* 1913 , ,
- The second is a chapel of two storeys, the lower dating from 1150, while the upper was rebuilt in the 15th century, and there is a rich Flamboyant entrance with a stairway (1533).
- The nave and central tower, more flamboyant in design, were finished early in the sixteenth century after the original plan.
A showy tropical tree, the royal poinciana (Delonix regia )
* 1919 ,
- The schooners moored to the quay are trim and neat, the little town along the bay is white and urbane, and the flamboyants , scarlet against the blue sky, flaunt their colour like a cry of passion.
Causing attraction; having the quality of attracting by inherent force.
Having the power of charming or alluring by agreeable qualities; enticing.
Pleasing or appealing to the senses.
- That's a very attractive offer.
- He is an attractive fellow with a trim figure.
* (causing attraction) magnetic
* (having the power of charming) desirable
* (pleasing or appealing to the senses) pretty, beautiful
* (having the power of charming) repulsive, ugly
* (pleasing or appealing to the senses) repulsive, ugly