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

2 senses of flowering

Sense 1
blossoming, flowering, florescence, inflorescence, anthesis, efflorescence -- (the time and process of budding and unfolding of blossoms)
       => growth, growing, maturation, development, ontogeny, ontogenesis -- ((biology) the process of an individual organism growing organically; a purely biological unfolding of events involved in an organism changing gradually from a simple to a more complex level; "he proposed an indicator of osseous development in children")

Sense 2
unfolding, flowering -- (a developmental process; "the flowering of antebellum culture")
       => development, evolution -- (a process in which something passes by degrees to a different stage (especially a more advanced or mature stage); "the development of his ideas took many years"; "the evolution of Greek civilization"; "the slow development of her skill as a writer")

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

1 sense of flower

Sense 1
bloom, blossom, flower -- (produce or yield flowers; "The cherry tree bloomed")
       => develop -- (grow, progress, unfold, or evolve through a process of evolution, natural growth, differentiation, or a conducive environment; "A flower developed on the branch"; "The country developed into a mighty superpower"; "The embryo develops into a fetus"; "This situation has developed over a long time")

Antonyms of adj flowering

1 sense of flowering

Sense 1
flowering (vs. flowerless) -- (having a flower or bloom; "a flowering plant")

flowerless (vs. flowering), nonflowering -- (without flower or bloom and not producing seeds; "a flowerless plant")
        => spore-bearing -- (bearing spores instead of producing seeds)

Similarity of adj flowering

1 sense of flowering

Sense 1
flowering (vs. flowerless) -- (having a flower or bloom; "a flowering plant")

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