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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

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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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