Definitions

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  • adj. windy; generating wind
  • adj. generating flatulence

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Windy; generating wind.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Flatulent; windy; generating wind; like wind; hence, empty; vain.

Etymologies

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Compare French flatueux.

Examples

  • In this hypochondriacal or flatuous melancholy, the symptoms are so ambiguous, saith [2633] Crato in a counsel of his for a noblewoman, that the most exquisite physicians cannot determine of the part affected.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Of the cure of this flatuous melancholy, read more in Fienus de Flatibus, cap.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Ficinus Comment, cap. 9; naturally melancholy less than they, but once taken they are never freed; though many are of opinion flatuous or hypochondriacal melancholy are most subject of all others to this infirmity.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Hypochondriacal or flatuous melancholy, is that which the Arabians call mirachial, and is in my judgment the most grievous and frequent, though Bruel and Laurentius make it least dangerous, and not so hard to be known or cured.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Mercatus excepts, they be very flatuous, and have been otherwise accustomed unto it.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • And that was the first peace of illiterative porthery in all the flamend floody flatuous world.

    Finnegans Wake

  • And with regard to their balsamic and aromatic nature, these qualities warm the stomach and expel wind, by rarefying the flatuous exhalations from chyle in the prima viæ.

    A Treatise on Foreign Teas Abstracted From An Ingenious Work, Lately Published, Entitled An Essay On the Nerves

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