- generating gas in the alimentary canal, as food.
- attended with, caused by, or suffering from such an accumulation of gas.
- having unsupported pretensions; inflated and empty; pompous; turgid: a flatulent style.
Origin of flatulent
Examples from the Web for flatulent
Coffee is, therefore, to be preferred in cases of flatulent dyspepsia.All About Coffee
William H. Ukers
Haller says that lentils are so flatulent as to kill horses.
And in style, too, what can be more depressing than the style which is meant to be "strange" and is only flatulent?Hieroglyphics
It is even more ridiculous than was poor ——'s, of flatulent memory.The Works of William Cowper
The second is a popular tonic and stomachic in the flatulent colic, dyspepsia, &c., of women and children.
- suffering from or caused by an excessive amount of gas in the alimentary canal, producing uncomfortable distension
- generating excessive gas in the alimentary canal
- pretentious or windy in style
Word Origin and History for flatulent
1590s, from Middle French flatulent, from Modern Latin flatulentus, from Latin flatus "a blowing, a breaking wind," past participle of flare "to blow, puff," which is cognate with Old English blawan (see blow (v.1)).