Definition of Fustian

1. Noun. Pompous or pretentious talk or writing.

Exact synonyms: Blah, Bombast, Claptrap, Rant
Generic synonyms: Grandiloquence, Grandiosity, Magniloquence, Ornateness, Rhetoric
Derivative terms: Bombastic, Rant



2. Noun. A strong cotton and linen fabric with a slight nap.
Generic synonyms: Cloth, Fabric, Material, Textile

Definition of Fustian

1. n. A kind of coarse twilled cotton or cotton and linen stuff, including corduroy, velveteen, etc.

2. a. Made of fustian.

Definition of Fustian

1. Noun. A kind of coarse twilled cotton or cotton and linen stuff ¹

2. Noun. A class of cloth including corduroy and velveteen ¹

3. Noun. Pompous, inflated or pretentious writing or speech ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Fustian

1. a cotton fabric [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Fustian

fussless
fussocky
fusspot
fusspots
fussy
fussy cut
fust
fustanella
fustanellas
fusted
fusterclucks
fusteric
fustet
fustets
fustian (current term)
fustianed
fustianist
fustianists
fustians
fustic
fustics
fustier
fustiest
fustigate
fustigated
fustigates
fustigating
fustigation
fustigations

Literary usage of Fustian

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1. Remains, Historical and Literary, Connected with the Palatine Counties of by Chetham Society (1857)
"In the Wardrobe Accounts of Edward IV. (1480) are enumerated 4 pair of socks of fustian at 3d. the pair; washing and drying 4 pair ..."

2. The Works of W. E. Henley by William Ernest Henley, Robert Louis Stevenson (1908)
"His fustian. The radiant humour and an admirable sense of art, which is Robert Burns. He could write ill, and was capable of fustian. ..."

3. Werner's Readings and Recitations (1890)
"SOON after T came to live in this house, as I was painting the palisades of my front garden, a man in a fustian jacket stopped at the gate. ..."

4. The House and Farm Accounts of the Shuttleworths of Gawthorpe Hall, in the by Shuttleworth family, John Harland (1857)
"Bags made of fustian were filled with orris root and anise seed to protect the cloth, &c. in the royal wardrobe from moths, &c. ..."

5. A Dictionary of Arts, Manufactures, and Mines by Andrew Ure (1858)
"The draught and cording of common fustian is very simple, being generally a ... when composed of silk is called satin ; when of cotton, fustian ot jean • of ..."

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