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flatulent (ˈflætjʊlənt Pronunciation for flatulent



  1. suffering from or caused by an excessive amount of gas in the alimentary canal, producing uncomfortable distension
  2. generating excessive gas in the alimentary canal
  3. pretentious or windy in style Also (archaic): flatuous

Derived Forms

ˈflatulence, ˈflatulency noun
ˈflatulently adverb

Word Origin

C16: from New Latin flātulentus, from Latin: flatus

Example Sentences Including 'flatulent'

Do I want to go to Westminster - to all that hot air and whisky-breath, that flatulent oratory and bar-room barracking?
Barnard, Robert Political Suicide
Instead of glory and power, instead of a gleaming shuttle pushed by its tail of fire, this slow creaking wagon behind this flatulent horse.
Tepper, Sheri S. A Plague of Angels


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