[ be-teez ]
/ bɛˈtiz /
lack of understanding, perception, or the like; stupidity.
a stupid or foolish act or remark.
something inconsequential or without merit; absurdity; trifle.
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British Dictionary definitions for bêtise
/ (bɛˈtiːz) /
rare folly or lack of perception
Word Origin for bêtise
French, from bête foolish, from bête (n) stupid person, beast
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