fatuousness

fatuous

[fach-oo-uhs]
adjective
1.
foolish or inane, especially in an unconscious, complacent manner; silly.
2.
unreal; illusory.

Origin:
1625–35; < Latin fatuus silly, foolish, idiotic; see -ous

fatuously, adverb
fatuousness, noun


1. dense, dull, dim-witted. See foolish.
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fatuous (ˈfætjʊəs)
 
adj
complacently or inanely foolish
 
[C17: from Latin fatuus; related to fatiscere to gape]
 
'fatuously
 
adv
 
'fatuousness
 
n

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fatuous
c.1600, from L. fatuus "foolish, insipid," of uncertain origin. Related: Fatuously.
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