Saturday, June 07, 2003
Definitions for fatuous
- Inanely foolish and unintelligent; stupid.
- Illusory; delusive.
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Citations for fatuous
Publishers persist in the fatuous belief that a little hocus-pocus in the front flap blurb will so dazzle readers that they'll be too dazed to notice the quality of what's on the pages inside.
No enquiry, however fatuous or ill informed, failed to receive his full attention, nor was any irrelevant personal information treated as less than engrossing.
Origin of fatuous
Fatuous comes from Latin fatuus, "foolish, idiotic, silly."