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FAS'TUOUS, a. [L. fastuosus, from fastus, haughtiness.]

Proud; haughty; disdainful.

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FAS'TUOUS, a. [L. fastuosus, from fastus, haughtiness.]

Proud; haughty; disdainful.

FAS'TU-OUS, a. [L. fastuosus, from fastus, haughtiness.]

Proud; haughty; disdainful. Barrow.

  1. Proud; haughty; disdainful.

    [Obs.] Barrow. -- Fas"tu*ous*ness, n. [Obs.] Jer. Taylor.
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FAS'TUOUS, adjective [Latin fastuosus, from fastus, haughtiness.]

Proud; haughty; disdainful.

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1. Weight; consequence; a bearing on some interest; that quality of any thing by which it may affect a measure, interest or result. The education of youth is of great importance to a free government. A religious education is of infinite importance to every human being.

2. Weight or consequence in the scale of being.

Thy own importance know.

Nor bound thy narrow views to things below.

3. Weight or consequence in self-estimation.

He believes himself a man of importance.

4. Thing implied; matter; subject; importunity. [In these senses, obsolete.]

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1. Taste; or rather, a pleasing taste; that sensation of the organs which is experienced when we take food or drink of an agreeable flavor. Different persons have different relishes. Relish is often natural, and often the effect of habit.

2. Liking; delight; appetite.

We have such a relish for faction, as to have lost that of wit.

3. Sense; the faculty of perceiving excellence; taste; as a relish for fine writing, or a relish of fine writing. Addison uses both of and for after relish.

4. That which gives pleasure; the power of pleasing.

When liberty is gone, life grows insipid and has lost its relish.

5. Cast; manner.

It preserves some relish of old writing.

6. Taste; a small quantity just perceptible.

Devotion, patience, courage, fortitude, I have no relish of them.

REL'ISH, v.t.

1. To give an agreeable taste to.

A sav'ry bit that serv'd to relish wine.

2. To like the taste of; as, to relish venison.

3. To be gratified with the enjoyment or use of.

He knows how to prize his advantages and to relish the honors which he enjoys.

Men of nice palates would not relish Aristotle, as dressed up by the schoolmen.

REL'ISH, v.i.

1. To have a pleasing taste. The greatest dainties do not always relish.

2. To give pleasure.

Had I been the finder-out of this secret, it would not have relished among my other discredits.

3. To have a flavor.

A theory which, how much soever it may relish of wit and invention, hath no foundation in nature.

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