As adjectives the difference between swank and florid
is that swank
is (dated) fashionably elegant while florid
is having a rosy or pale red colour; ruddy.
As a noun swank
is a fashionably elegant person.
As a verb swank
is to swagger, to show off.
(dated) Fashionably elegant.
- I went to a swank party last night.
A fashionably elegant person.
- He's such a swank .
- The parvenu was full of swank .
- Not even the effeminate swank of his riding clothes could hide the enormous power of that body--he seemed to fill those glistening boots until he strained the top lacing and you could see a great pack of muscle shifting when his shoulder moved under his thin coat.
To swagger, to show off.
- Looks like she's going to swank in, flashing her diamonds, then swank out to another party.
Having a rosy or pale red colour; ruddy.
Elaborately ornate; flowery.
In a blatant, vivid, or highly disorganized state.
- Florid psychosis.