flamboyant 1832, first used of a 15c.-16c. architectural style with flame-like curves, from Fr. flamboyant "flaming, wavy," prp. of flamboyer "to flame," from O.Fr. flamboier (12c.), from flambe "flame," from flamble, variant of flamme, from L. flammula (see FLAME (Cf. flame)). Extended sense of "showy, ornate" is 1879. Related: Flamboyantly.

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