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fatuity

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noun fa·tu·ity \fə-ˈtü-ət-ē, fa-, -ˈchü-, -ˈtyü-\

Simple Definition of fatuity

  • : a foolish or stupid quality : a fatuous quality

  • : something foolish or stupid : a fatuous remark

Full Definition of fatuity

plural fa·tu·ities

  1. 1 a :  something foolish or stupid b :  stupidity, foolishness

  2. 2 archaic :  imbecility, dementia

Examples of fatuity

  1. the fatuity of these policies

  2. politicians exchanging fatuities about the need for campaign reform



Origin of fatuity

Middle French fatuité foolishness, from Latin fatuitat-, fatuitas, from fatuus


First Known Use: 1538


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