Definitions

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  • adj. proud; haughty; disdainful

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Proud; haughty; disdainful.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Proud; haughty.

Etymologies

Latin fastuosus, from fastus haughtiness, pride: compare French fastueux. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • His backside happened to be to the donkey-rather too close to the donkey for the donkey's liking-and at that exact, fastuous instant, the ungrateful creature lashed out with its hind legs, one of its hooves kicking thin air but the other dealing Switters's right stilt a blow that sent him flying.

    Fierce Invalids Home From Hot Climates

  • The King of Saxony had paid a visit to Brussels in the late autumn of 1914 and had invited this Colonel of his Army to a fastuous banquet given at the Palace Hotel.

    Mrs. Warren's Daughter A Story of the Woman's Movement

  • Northallerton or old, married schoolfellows from other northern or midland towns coming to partake of her fastuous hospitality.

    Mrs. Warren's Daughter A Story of the Woman's Movement

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