Fus"tian (?), n. [OE. fustan, fustian, OF. fustaine, F. futaine, It. fustagno, fr. LL. fustaneum, fustanum; cf. Pr. fustani, Sp. fustan. So called from Fustat, 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.

 

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Fus"tian, a.

1.

Made of fustian.

2.

Pompous; ridiculously tumid; inflated; bombastic; as, fustian history.

Walpole.

 

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