Fustian

Definition of Fustian

Fus´tian
n.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.
a.1.Made of fustian.
2.Pompous; ridiculously tumid; inflated; bombastic; as, fustian history.

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