Swank vs Florid - What's the difference?

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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.

swank

English

Adjective

(er)
  • (dated) Fashionably elegant.
  • I went to a swank party last night.

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A fashionably elegant person.
  • He's such a swank .
  • Ostentation.
  • The parvenu was full of swank .
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  • 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.

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To swagger, to show off.
  • Looks like she's going to swank in, flashing her diamonds, then swank out to another party.

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    florid

    English

    Adjective

    (head)
  • Having a rosy or pale red colour; ruddy.
  • Elaborately ornate; flowery.
  • In a blatant, vivid, or highly disorganized state.
  • Florid psychosis.