Literally, flame-like, flaming. Applied to aspects of late Gothic style, especially architectural tracery. The noun form is flamboyance. If a quality of a person or thing's flamboyance is self-importance, claiming unjustified distinction, then the better adjective might be ostentatious, or worse: pretentious.(pr. flam-BOY-ənt) Also see flourish, paraph, baroque, rococo, and theater.