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A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
adjective: Bombastic: marked by pretentiousness or pomposity.
noun: 1. Pretentious speech or writing.
From Old French fustaigne, from Latin fustanum, from fustis (tree trunk, stick), or from El Fostat (a suburb of Cairo, Egypt, where it was first made).
"Despite its fustian moments and overuse of exclamation points, I find
Modern Love greatly moving."
See more usage examples of fustian in Vocabulary.com's dictionary.
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