fastuous

adjective
fas·​tu·​ous | \ ˈfas-chə-wəs How to pronounce fastuous (audio) \

Definition of fastuous

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

First Known Use of fastuous

1638, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for fastuous

Latin fastuosus, from fastus arrogance

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“Fastuous.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fastuous. Accessed 23 Jun. 2021.

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