Definition of fustian:
- A kind of coarse twilled cotton or cotton and linen stuff, including corduroy, velveteen, etc.
- An inflated style of writing; a kind of writing in which high- sounding words are used, ' above the dignity of the thoughts or subject; bombast.
- Made of fustian.
- Pompous; ridiculously tumid; inflated; bombastic; as, fustian history.
- "Dr. Jolliffe's Boys", Lewis Hough.
- "Specimens with Memoirs of the Less-known British Poets, Vol. 3", George Gilfillan.
This ceremony she performed, perched upon what she called a tabouret, which was nothing but a stout, square billet of wood with a cover and valance of a dull blue fustian, while he sat at her feet, and Sandy looked on with outward gravity, but with a twinkle in his sober eyes that made Hamish's blood boil to realize that she had told his brother of the sudden reason for a change of heart touching the mode of wearing his hair, and that they had quietly laughed at him about it.- "The Story of Old Fort Loudon", Charles Egbert Craddock.