English Dictionary

Pioneers in dictionary publishing since 1819

flatulent (ˈflætjʊlənt Pronunciation for flatulent

Definitions

adjective

  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'

"There are a few factors which mitigate against this warm, fuzzy and potentially flatulent outcome.
Misc (1999)
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
From the flatulent State Governor to a gang of street thugs, no one escapes the attention of Trooper Truth's bumper-sticker morality.
Times, Sunday Times (2002)
He taught with an elderly, flatulent golden Labrador at his feet.
Jon Snow SHOOTING HISTORY: A Personal Journey (2004)
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
The government will spend the tax it collects from the flatulent animals on researching ways to make them less windy.
Edmonton Sun (2003)

Comments

Log in to comment on this word.