[fuh-too-i-tee, -tyoo-] /fəˈtu ɪ ti, -ˈtyu-/
noun, plural fatuities.
complacent stupidity; foolishness.
something foolish; bêtise.
noun (pl) -ties
complacent foolishness; inanity
a fatuous remark, act, sentiment, etc
1530s, from Middle French fatuité (14c.), from Latin fatuitatem (nominative fatuitas) “foolishness,” from fatuus “foolish, insipid,” of uncertain origin.
[fach-oo-uh s] /ˈfætʃ u əs/ adjective 1. foolish or inane, especially in an unconscious, complacent manner; silly. 2. unreal; illusory. /ˈfætjʊəs/ adjective 1. complacently or inanely foolish adjective illusory; delusive Word Origin Latin fatuus ‘foolish’ adj. c.1600, from Latin fatuus “foolish, insipid, silly;” of uncertain origin (Buck suggests originally “stricken” in the head). Related: Fatuously; […]
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[fat-wit-id] /ˈfætˈwɪt ɪd/ adjective 1. stupid; dull-witted.
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