fatuity

[fuh-too-i-tee, -tyoo-]
noun, plural fatuities.
1.
complacent stupidity; foolishness.
2.
something foolish; bêtise.

Origin:
1530–40; < Latin fatuitās. See fatuous, -ity

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fatuity (fəˈtjuːɪtɪ)
 
n , pl -ties
1.  complacent foolishness; inanity
2.  a fatuous remark, act, sentiment, etc
3.  archaic idiocy
 
fa'tuitous
 
adj

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fatuity
1530s, from Fr. fatuité, from L. fatuitatem, from fatuus "foolish, insipid," of uncertain origin.
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Example sentences
Still, the self-confident fatuity and condescension of the entire show are offensive.
By now, this will to power is not so much cloaked in idealism as it is drowned in fatuity.
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