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[fach-oo-uh s] /ˈfætʃ u əs/

foolish or inane, especially in an unconscious, complacent manner; silly.
unreal; illusory.
complacently or inanely foolish

illusory; delusive
Word Origin

Latin fatuus ‘foolish’

c.1600, from Latin fatuus “foolish, insipid, silly;” of uncertain origin (Buck suggests originally “stricken” in the head). Related: Fatuously; fatuousness.


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