fastuous
adjective Etymology: Latin fastuosus, from fastus arrogance Date: 1638 1. haughty, arrogant <
a fastuous air of finality — Carl Van Vechten
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2. ostentatious, showy <
disdained fastuous ceremonies
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  • Fastuous — Fas tu*ous, a. [L. fastuosus, from fastus haughtiness, pride: cf. F. fastueux.] Proud; haughty; disdainful. [Obs.] Barrow. {Fas tu*ous*ness}, n. [Obs.] Jer. Taylor. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • fastuous — [fas′tyo͞o əs] adj. [L fastuosus < fastus: see FASTIDIOUS] 1. haughty; lofty 2. ostentatious; pretentious …   English World dictionary

  • fastuous — fastuously, adv. /fas chooh euhs/, adj. 1. haughty; arrogant. 2. showy; ostentatious. [1630 40; < L fastuosus, equiv. to fastu(s) haughtiness, arrogance (cf. FASTIDIOUS) + osus OUS] * * * …   Universalium

  • fastuous — fas·tu·ous …   English syllables

  • fastuous —   a. arrogant; showy …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • fastuous — …   Useful english dictionary

  • Fastuousness — Fastuous Fas tu*ous, a. [L. fastuosus, from fastus haughtiness, pride: cf. F. fastueux.] Proud; haughty; disdainful. [Obs.] Barrow. {Fas tu*ous*ness}, n. [Obs.] Jer. Taylor. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • fastuose — † ˈfastuose, a. Obs. 0 [ad. L. fastuōs us: see fastuous.] = fastuous. in Bailey vol. II …   Useful english dictionary

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  • haughty — adj proud, self important, self satisfied, self complacent; vain, puffed up, Sl. swell headed, egotistical, know it all, conceited; arrogant, fastuous, overbearing, overweening, presumptuous, assuming; contemptuous, disdainful, scornful, derisive …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

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