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synonyms for fustian

  • pontifical
  • ranting
  • arrogant
  • boastful
  • bombastic
  • conceited
  • flaunting
  • high-and-mighty
  • highfalutin
  • lofty
  • ostentatious
  • portentous
  • pretentious
  • puffed up
  • self-centered
  • self-important
  • vain
  • vainglorious
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How to use fustian in a sentence

He wrote and read, and smoked and wrote, rising early, and talking fustian.
TOBACCO; ITS HISTORY, VARIETIES, CULTURE, MANUFACTURE AND COMMERCEE. R. BILLINGS.
Even in fustian garments nobility hides with difficulty from keen and suspicious eyes.
THE LIGHT THAT LURESPERCY BREBNER
Yes, there were swells here, ball-room coxcombs in fustian and felt.
MYSTIC LONDON:CHARLES MAURICE DAVIES
Return to his bedroom, throw off the clothes, beat the featherbed, see that the fustian and sheets are clean.
EARLY ENGLISH MEALS AND MANNERSVARIOUS
The knight is first dressed in a doublet of fustian, lined with satin, which is cut with holes for ventilation.
ARMOUR & WEAPONSCHARLES JOHN FFOULKES
This satin was to keep the roughness of the fustian from the wearers body; for he wore no shirt under it.
ARMOUR & WEAPONSCHARLES JOHN FFOULKES
Many penalties and forfeitures are laid on the persons who so treacherously corrupt honest fustian.
CHAMBERS'S EDINBURGH JOURNAL, NO. 443VARIOUS
He frequently calls them "absurd," and applies to them such epithets as "jargon," "fustian," and the like.
"STOPS"PAUL ALLARDYCE
Some of our own contemporaries we hate particularly; Cobbett, for instance, and other bad fellows in fustian and corduroys.
THE POSTHUMOUS WORKS OF THOMAS DE QUINCEY, VOL. 1 (2 VOLS)THOMAS DE QUINCEY
It was open, and in it lay the body of a young man, wearing the smockfrock of a rustic, and fustian breeches.
GREAT GHOST STORIESVARIOUS
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WORDS RELATED TO FUSTIAN

  • bosh
  • bull
  • bunk
  • claptrap
  • crock
  • drivel
  • flummery
  • fudge
  • fustian
  • jargon
  • malarkey
  • moonshine
  • poppycock
  • rigmarole
  • rot
  • trash
  • tripe
  • twaddle
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