adjective \ˈfas-chə-wəs\

Definition of FASTUOUS

:  haughty, arrogant <a fastuous air of finality — Carl Van Vechten>
:  ostentatious, showy <disdained fastuous ceremonies>

Origin of FASTUOUS

Latin fastuosus, from fastus arrogance
First Known Use: 1638


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