Definition for FUS'TIAN

FUS'TIAN, n. [Fr. futaine; Arm. fustenn; Sp. fustan, the name of a place.]

  1. A kind of cotton stuff, or stuff of cotton and linen.
  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; a swelling style; bombast. Fustian is thoughts and words ill sorted. Dryden

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