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Word of the Day 09/03/21 Fustian

Fustian (noun, adjective)
fustian [ fuhs-chuhn ]


noun
1. a stout fabric of cotton and flax.
2. a fabric of stout twilled cotton or of cotton and low-quality wool, with a short nap or pile.
3. inflated or turgid language in writing or speaking: Fustian can't disguise the author's meager plot.

adjective
4. made of fustian: a fustian coat; fustian bed linen.
5. pompous or bombastic, as language: fustian melodrama.
6. worthless; cheap: fustian knaves and dupes.

WORDS RELATED TO FUSTIAN
pontifical, ranting, arrogant, boastful, bombastic, conceited, flaunting, high and mighty, highfalutin, lofty, ostentatious, portentous, pretentious, self-centered, self-important, vain, vainglorious, puffed up

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OTHER WORDS FOR FUSTIAN
3. bombast, rant, claptrap.

Origin: 1150–1200; Middle English < Old French fustaigne < Medieval Latin fūstāneum, perhaps a derivative of Latin fūstis stick, cudgel (Late Latin: trunk; cf. fusty), if a translation of Latin xylinus,Greek (Septuagint) xýlina lína cotton, literally, linen from wood; Fostat, a suburb of Cairo, has also been proposed as the source of fūstāneum

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