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fustian

adjective

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(Entry 1 of 2)

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

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fustian

noun

Synonyms of fustian (Entry 2 of 2)

language that is impressive-sounding but not meaningful or sincere
  • a speech awash in old-fashioned fustian and bereft of all substance

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“Fustian.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/fustian. Accessed 26 Jun. 2022.

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