Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun flourish

5 senses of flourish

Sense 1
flourish -- (a showy gesture; "she entered with a great flourish")
       => gesture, motion -- (the use of movements (especially of the hands) to communicate familiar or prearranged signals)

Sense 2
flourish -- (an ornamental embellishment in writing)
       => embellishment -- (a superfluous ornament)

Sense 3
flourish -- (a display of ornamental speech or language)
       => grandiosity, magniloquence, ornateness, grandiloquence, rhetoric -- (high-flown style; excessive use of verbal ornamentation; "the grandiosity of his prose"; "an excessive ornateness of language")

Sense 4
flourish, brandish -- (the act of waving)
       => wave, waving, wafture -- (the act of signaling by a movement of the hand)

Sense 5
flourish, fanfare, tucket -- ((music) a short lively tune played on brass instruments; "he entered to a flourish of trumpets"; "her arrival was greeted with a rousing fanfare")
       => tune, melody, air, strain, melodic line, line, melodic phrase -- (a succession of notes forming a distinctive sequence; "she was humming an air from Beethoven")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb flourish

3 senses of flourish

Sense 1
boom, thrive, flourish, expand -- (grow vigorously; "The deer population in this town is thriving"; "business is booming")
       => grow -- (become larger, greater, or bigger; expand or gain; "The problem grew too large for me"; "Her business grew fast")

Sense 2
thrive, prosper, fly high, flourish -- (make steady progress; be at the high point in one's career or reach a high point in historical significance or importance; "The new student is thriving")
       => change state, turn -- (undergo a transformation or a change of position or action; "We turned from Socialism to Capitalism"; "The people turned against the President when he stole the election")

Sense 3
brandish, flourish, wave -- (move or swing back and forth; "She waved her gun")
       => move, displace -- (cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense; "Move those boxes into the corner, please"; "I'm moving my money to another bank"; "The director moved more responsibilities onto his new assistant")

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