bêtise

noun bê·tise \ bā-ˈtēz \

Definition of bêtise

plural bêtises play \-ˈtēz\
1 : an act of foolishness or stupidity
2 : lack of good sense : stupidity

Examples of bêtise in a Sentence

  1. writing a sequel to a Jane Austen novel must be regarded as a literary bêtise of the highest order

Origin and Etymology of bêtise

French, from bête idiot, fool, literally, beast


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