Florid vs Turgid - What's the difference?

florid | turgid |


As adjectives the difference between florid and turgid

is that florid is having a rosy or pale red colour; ruddy while turgid is distended beyond the natural state by some internal agent, especially fluid, or expansive force.

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.

    turgid

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Distended beyond the natural state by some internal agent, especially fluid, or expansive force.
  • I have a turgid limb.
  • (of language or style) Overly complex and difficult to understand; grandiloquent; bombastic.
  • Synonyms

    * (distended beyond the natural state) bloated, distended, inflated, swelled, swollen, tumid * (tediously pompous) bombastic, grandiose, pompous