Flamboyant vs Attractive - What's the difference?

flamboyant | attractive |


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 ).

flamboyant

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Showy, bold or audacious in behaviour, appearance, etc.
  • * 1902 , ,
  • 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.
  • * 1920 , , Chapter VI: The Question of Clearness,
  • 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; .
  • * 1962 May 12, ,
  • The unbelievers will say they are but words, but a slogan, but a flamboyant phrase.
  • (architecture) Referred to as the final stage of French Gothic architecture from the 14th to the 16th centuries.
  • * 1891 , , Chapter XIX: Avignon,
  • S. Pierre is a flamboyant church, the details passing into Renaissance.
  • * 1911 , ,
  • 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).
  • * 1913 , ,
  • The nave and central tower, more flamboyant in design, were finished early in the sixteenth century after the original plan.

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • 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.

    attractive

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Causing attraction; having the quality of attracting by inherent force.
  • Having the power of charming or alluring by agreeable qualities; enticing.
  • That's a very attractive offer.
  • Pleasing or appealing to the senses.
  • He is an attractive fellow with a trim figure.

    Synonyms

    * (causing attraction) magnetic * (having the power of charming) desirable * (pleasing or appealing to the senses) pretty, beautiful

    Antonyms

    * (having the power of charming) repulsive, ugly * (pleasing or appealing to the senses) repulsive, ugly * unattractive

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