fastuous

fastuous

(ˈfæstjʊəs)
adj
arrogant, proud, haughty
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You were much in the right, no doubt, in choosing the fastuous motto: Libera per vacuum posui vestigia princeps, Non aliena meo pressi pede; (38) as no body but a Princeps Tolondronorum would have attempted the princely undertaking of treading and wading through the spacious bog of miry nonsense you have trod and waded through during fourteen years, foundering knee-deep at every step, and with an admirable mulish fortitude, that you might bless us at last with as doltish and despicable a work as ever was seen since Noah's coming out of the Ark on the Armenian mountain
a still quiet people, as being naturally melancholy; of a middle temper, between the fastuous gravity of the Spaniard, and unquiet levity of the French, agreeing very well with the English, as the Scots are observed to do with the French, and the Spaniards with the Irish .