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fastuous (FAS-choo-uhs) adjective
1. Haughty; arrogant.
[From Latin fastuosus, from fastus (arrogance).]
"(John) Ray analysed the distinctive characteristics of the Italians:
They are ingenious, apprehensive of anything, and quick witted ... a
still quiet people, as being naturally melancholy; of a middle temper,
between the fastuous gravity of the Spaniard, and unquiet levity of
the French ..."
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