Complete Definition of "fatuous"

English

Etymology
From L. term|fatuus||foolish, silly, simple

Pronunciation
a|RP IPA|/Ëfæt.ju.És/
a|US IPA|/ËfætÊ.u.És/

Adjective
en-adj

  1. Obnoxiously stupid, vacantly silly, content in one's foolishness.

Usage notes
Refers especially to foolishness and disregard of reality.

Synonyms
sense|obnoxiously stupid childish, imbecillic, insipid, puerile

Translations
trans-top|Obnoxiously stupid, vacantly silly, content in one's foolishness
French: imbécile, stupide, niais
trans-mid
German: töricht, albern
trans-bottom

Related terms
fatuity
fatuously

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