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Wednesday, September 15, 1999

Definitions for fatuous

  1. Inanely foolish and unintelligent; stupid.
  2. Illusory; delusive.

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Citations for fatuous
Publishers persist in the fatuous belief that a little hocus-pocus in the front flap blurb will so dazzle readers that they'll be too dazed to notice the quality of what's on the pages inside. , Irish Times
No enquiry, however fatuous or ill informed, failed to receive his full attention, nor was any irrelevant personal information treated as less than engrossing. Michael Palin, Hemingway's Chair
Origin of fatuous
Fatuous comes from Latin fatuus, "foolish, idiotic, silly."
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