Wordsmith.org: the magic of words


A.Word.A.Day

About Us | What's New | Search | Site Map | Contact Us  


Home

Today's Word

Subscribe

Archives



Nov 25, 2015
This week’s theme
Words to describe people

This week’s words
stridulous
torpid
fastuous
impertinent
bibulous

Send a gift that
keeps on giving,
all year long:
A gift subscription of AWAD or give the gift of books
Bookmark and Share Facebook Twitter Digg MySpace Bookmark and Share
A.Word.A.Day
with Anu Garg

fastuous

PRONUNCIATION:
(FAS-choo-uhs)

MEANING:
adjective: 1. Haughty; arrogant. 2. Pretentious.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Latin fastuosus, from fastus (arrogance). Earliest documented use: 1638.

USAGE:
“Here the gentry live a fastuous life and wear chic clothes.”
Edwin Jahiel; Brotherhood of Wolf Stylish, Confused Mess; News Gazette (Champaign, Illinois); Feb 14, 2002.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
We haven't yet learned how to stay human when assembled in masses. -Lewis Thomas, physician and author (25 Nov 1913-1993)

A.Word.A.Day by email:

Subscribe

"The most welcomed, most enduring piece of daily mass e-mail in cyberspace."

The New York Times

Subscriber Services
Awards | Stats | Links | Privacy Policy
Contribute | Advertise

© 1994-2016 Wordsmith