fastuous

adjective

fas·​tu·​ous ˈfas-chə-wəs How to pronounce fastuous (audio)
1
: haughty, arrogant
a fastuous air of finalityCarl Van Vechten
2
: ostentatious, showy
disdained fastuous ceremonies

Word History

Etymology

Latin fastuosus, from fastus arrogance

First Known Use

circa 1591, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of fastuous was circa 1591

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“Fastuous.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fastuous. Accessed 15 Jun. 2024.

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