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fustian

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of fustian

  1. marked by the use of impressive-sounding but mostly meaningless words and phrases <one of those fustian odes to patriotic duty that were so beloved by school teachers> Synonyms bombastic, flatulent, rhetorical, gaseous, gassy, grandiloquent, oratorical, orotund, windyRelated Words bloated, elevated, florid, flowery, grandiose, highfalutin (also hifalutin), high-flown, high-sounding, inflated, lofty, ornate, pompous, pontifical, pretentious, stilted, tumid, turgid; overdone, verbose, wordyNear Antonyms eloquent, well-spoken; bald, direct, matter-of-fact, plain, plainspoken, simple, stark, straightforward, unadorned, unaffected, unpretentiousAntonyms unrhetorical




fustian

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of fustian

  1. language that is impressive-sounding but not meaningful or sincere <a speech awash in old-fashioned fustian and bereft of all substance> Synonyms bombast, rhetoric, gas, grandiloquence, hot air, oratory, verbiage, windRelated Words claptrap, drivel, gibberish, hogwash, humbug, jabberwocky, jazz, moonshine, nonsense; affectedness, floweriness, grandiosity, loftiness, pomposity, pretension, pretentiousness; garrulity, garrulousness, verboseness, verbosity, windiness, wordiness




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