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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (2)

1. pompous or pretentious talk or writing;
[syn: bombast, fustian, rant, claptrap, blah]

2. a strong cotton and linen fabric with a slight nap;


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Fustian \Fus"tian\, n. [OE. fustan, fustian, OF. fustaine, F. futaine, It. fustagno, fr. LL. fustaneum, fustanum; cf. Pr. fustani, Sp. fustan. So called from Fust[=a]t, i. e., Cairo, where it was made.] 1. A kind of coarse twilled cotton or cotton and linen stuff, including corduroy, velveteen, etc. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster] Claudius . . . has run his description into the most wretched fustian. --Addison. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Fustian \Fus"tian\, a. 1. Made of fustian. [1913 Webster] 2. Pompous; ridiculously tumid; inflated; bombastic; as, fustian history. --Walpole. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

fustian n 1: pompous or pretentious talk or writing [syn: bombast, fustian, rant, claptrap, blah] 2: a strong cotton and linen fabric with a slight nap
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

72 Moby Thesaurus words for "fustian": absurdity, amphigory, babble, babblement, balderdash, bibble-babble, blabber, blather, bombast, bombastic, bombastry, claptrap, double-talk, drivel, drool, fiddle-faddle, fiddledeedee, flatulent, flummery, folderol, fudge, gabble, galimatias, gammon, gassy, gibber, gibberish, gibble-gabble, gobbledygook, good-for-nothing, highfalutin, hocus-pocus, hot air, humbug, inflated, jabber, jargon, meaningless, mouthy, mumbo jumbo, narrishkeit, niaiserie, nonsense, pack of nonsense, palaver, prate, prattle, purposeless, rant, rigamarole, rigmarole, rodomontade, rubbish, skimble-skamble, stuff and nonsense, stultiloquence, swollen, trash, trumpery, tumescent, tumid, turgescent, turgid, twaddle, twattle, twiddle-twaddle, unpurposed, useless, vaporing, waffling, windy, worthless