fatuity

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

Definition of fatuity

plural

fatuities

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

  2. 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


First Known Use: 1538


FATUITY Defined for English Language Learners

fatuity

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

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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