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    What does flouncy mean in this context?

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    The Rivals is a production which could have been showy, flouncy and self-satisfying beyound endurance.

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    You could simply resort to a dictionary. There is nothing difficult in your query. The noun is flounce.

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    Re: What does flouncy mean in this context?

    Longman: ' flounce:a way of walking in a quick determined way without looking at people, because you are angry'!!!

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    Re: What does flouncy mean in this context?

    Quote Originally Posted by needer View Post
    Longman: ' flounce:a way of walking in a quick determined way without looking at people, because you are angry'!!!
    flounce noun - definition in the British English Dictionary & Thesaurus - Cambridge Dictionaries Online

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    Re: What does flouncy mean in this context?

    I don't think either definition is particularly helpful when it comes to understanding 'flouncy' in The Rivals is a production which could have been showy, flouncy and self-satisfying beyond endurance.

    I am not sure myself exactly what the writer meant - possibly something like bouncy, lively, 'in-your-face', with 'attitude'.

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    Re: What does flouncy mean in this context?

    This is one definition of it which doesn't fit here

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    Re: What does flouncy mean in this context?

    Quote Originally Posted by needer View Post
    This is one definition of it which doesn't fit here
    I disagree, it could mean "over decorated" which fits with "showy". I do agree, though, that it's not a particularly good word to use in the context. Perhaps you could write to the author of the piece and ask what they had in mind. I doubt whether anyone else can be really sure.

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    Re: What does flouncy mean in this context?

    Quote Originally Posted by needer View Post
    (It's a movie review)

    The Rivals is a production which could have been showy,flouncy and self-satisfying beyound endurance.

    Resource: new proficiency passkey p.101
    One definition of flounce (verb) works here: To move in a lively or bouncy manner:

    See here: flouncy - definition of flouncy by the Free Online Dictionary, Thesaurus and Encyclopedia.

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