Definitions for fustianˈfʌs tʃən
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a stout fabric of cotton and flax.
a fabric of stout twilled cotton or of cotton and low-quality wool, with a short nap or pile.
inflated or turgid language in writing or speaking.
(adj.)made of fustian.
pompous or bombastic, as language.
Origin of fustian:
1150–1200; ME < OF fustaigne < ML fūstāneum
bombast, fustian, rant, claptrap, blah(noun)
pompous or pretentious talk or writing
a strong cotton and linen fabric with a slight nap
A kind of coarse twilled cotton or cotton and linen stuff
A class of cloth including corduroy and velveteen
Pompous, inflated or pretentious writing or speech
a kind of coarse twilled cotton or cotton and linen stuff, including corduroy, velveteen, etc
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
made of fustian
pompous; ridiculously tumid; inflated; bombastic; as, fustian history