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Meaning of FUSTIAN

Pronunciation:  'fuschun

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a strong cotton and linen fabric with a slight nap
  2. [n]  pompous or pretentious talk or writing

FUSTIAN is a 7 letter word that starts with F.


 Synonyms: blah, bombast, claptrap, rant
 See Also: cloth, fabric, grandiloquence, grandiosity, magniloquence, material, rhetoric, textile



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Fus"tian\, n. [OE. fustan, fustian, OF. fustaine, F.
    futaine, It. fustagno, fr. LL. fustaneum, fustanum; cf. Pr.
    fustani, Sp. fustan. So called from Fust[=a]t, i. e., Cairo,
    where it was made.]
    1. A kind of coarse twilled cotton or cotton and linen stuff,
       including corduroy, velveteen, etc.
    2. An inflated style of writing; a kind of writing in which
       high-sounding words are used,' above the dignity of the
       thoughts or subject; bombast.
             Claudius . . . has run his description into the most
             wretched fustian.                     --Addison.
  2. \Fus"tian\, a.
    1. Made of fustian.
    2. Pompous; ridiculously tumid; inflated; bombastic; as,
       fustian history. --Walpole.
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