Flatulent
Flatulent Flat"u*lent, a. [L. flatus a blowing, flatus ventris windiness, flatulence, fr. flare to blow: cf. F. flatulent. See {Blow}.] 1. Affected with flatus[2] or gases generated in the alimentary canal; windy. [1913 Webster]

2. Generating, or tending to generate, wind in the stomach. [1913 Webster]

Vegetables abound more with a["e]rial particles than animal substances, and therefore are more flatulent. --Arbuthnot. [1913 Webster]

3. Turgid with flatus; as, a flatulent tumor. --Quincy. [1913 Webster]

4. Pretentious without substance or reality; puffy; empty; vain; as, a flatulent vanity. [1913 Webster]

He is too flatulent sometimes, and sometimes too dry. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]


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  • flatulent — *inflated, tumid, turgid Analogous words: empty, hollow, *vain: *superficial, shallow: bombastic, grandiloquent, magniloquent, *rhetorical Contrasted words: weighty (see HEAVY): pithy, compendious, summary (see CONCI …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

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