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fatuity

[fuh-too-i-tee, -tyoo-] /fəˈtu ɪ ti, -ˈtyu-/
noun, plural fatuities.
1.
complacent stupidity; foolishness.
2.
something foolish; bêtise.
Origin
1530-1540
1530-40; < Latin fatuitās. See fatuous, -ity
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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
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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.

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