fatuity

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

Definition of fatuity

plural fatuities
1 a : something foolish or stupid
2 archaic : imbecility, dementia

Examples of fatuity in a Sentence

  1. the fatuity of these policies

  2. politicians exchanging fatuities about the need for campaign reform

Origin and Etymology of fatuity

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


FATUITY Defined for English Language Learners

fatuity

noun

Definition of fatuity for English Language Learners

  • : a foolish or stupid quality : a fatuous quality

  • : something foolish or stupid : a fatuous remark



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