follow Dictionary.com

Is irregardless a word?

fatuity

[fuh-too-i-tee, -tyoo-] /fəˈtu ɪ ti, -ˈtyu-/
noun, plural fatuities.
1.
complacent stupidity; foolishness.
2.
something foolish; bêtise.
Origin of fatuity
1530-1540
1530-40; < Latin fatuitās. See fatuous, -ity
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for fatuity
Historical Examples
British Dictionary definitions for fatuity

fatuity

/fəˈtjuːɪtɪ/
noun (pl) -ties
1.
complacent foolishness; inanity
2.
a fatuous remark, act, sentiment, etc
3.
(archaic) idiocy
Derived Forms
fatuitous, adjective
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
Word Origin and History for fatuity
n.

1530s, from Middle French fatuité (14c.), from Latin fatuitatem (nominative fatuitas) "foolishness," from fatuus "foolish, insipid," of uncertain origin.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for fatuity

Some English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for fatuity

13
13
Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for fatuity