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Synonyms for fustian

pretentious, pompous speech or writing

Synonyms for fustian

pompous or pretentious talk or writing

a strong cotton and linen fabric with a slight nap

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Originally made from an imported hard-wearing twill being made in Nimes (hence "denim", from de Nimes), the cloth was known as gene fustian, reflecting its origins in Genoa, where it was dyed in indigo to be worn by sailors.
Operation Fustian, an initial attempt to seize the bridge from the air, was to prove a mini-Arnhem.
As Michael Kimmage's introduction reveals, these essays began as radio broadcasts; the sense of reporting honestly to a defined audience gives the book a different air than a diary or a fustian tour d'horizon.
Exploring this phenomenon in its many hues, Hitchings's and Adams's books probe language's essential contradictions: how it at once delights and provokes near-existential frustration, serving as a source of the greatest optimism and the most fustian pessimism.
73) The highwayman Richard ("Dick") Turpin was supposed to have bought a "new Fustian Frock and a Pair of Pumps" to make his exit in style, giving "3 l.
Four fustian cutters from the Owenian Co-operative Society took a house and plot of land, intending both to work the land and to follow their trade.
The English word "jeans" comes from the French "Jannes fustian," meaning fustian, or twilled cotton cloth, from the city of Jannes, old French for Genoa, Italy.
George's Chapel in the cathedral contains the faded fustian of the Tigers, the Royal Leicestershire Regiment, who earned their emblem and soubriquet, plus the superscription "Hindoostan," by battling against the ancestors of those now colonizing Leicester in their historic turn.
O'Connor, a gentleman who usually dressed like one, wore a suit of fustian for this occasion, thereby proclaiming for all the world his identification with the working classes.
Some lighter, more dexterous, even calligraphic paintings on paper--but still huge for all that--completed an informative, auspicious but equivocal exhibition that further valorized Riopelle's painting of the '50s (about which there is a settled, positive consensus) while exposing anew the overbearing fustian of his later work.
Words and their connotations have changed as well and the name that Appleton had carefully selected in 1910--the Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities--had become a subtle liability: For better or worse, by 2004, the words 'society' and 'antiquities' had exclusionary and fustian connotations, creating barriers for many who might otherwise be attracted by the organisation's collections and work.
She had dreamed of a real home for herself and the babies, and the fiance, a home very different from this good and blessed and fustian and oppressive tabernacle of Boughton probity and kind intent.
She covers materials, such as velvet, fustian and cloth of gold as well as colors, which were also regimented.
To me, Bloom's fustian call to cultural disarmament feels as shortsighted as any radical critic's incapacity to recognize that "Part of the rhetoric of 'pluralism' and 'diversity,' the elevation of 'multi-cultural' experience cloaks the abandonment of traditional humanistic culture" (Kimball 175).