- complacent stupidity; foolishness.
- something foolish; bêtise.
Origin of fatuity
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Examples from the Web for fatuity
The fatuity of vicious and coroneted youth outstripped his discretion.Viviette
William J. Locke
For at bottom, atheism is either a fad or a trade or a fatuity.The Book of Khalid
Yesterday she was even amused at the strangeness and the fatuity of it all.Audrey Craven
And he knew that the fatuity of it all had begun at last to terrify her.The Root of Evil
But the fatuity of their union was evident to them, and they parted.The World I Live In
- complacent foolishness; inanity
- a fatuous remark, act, sentiment, etc
- archaic idiocy
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Word Origin and History for fatuity
1530s, from Middle French fatuité (14c.), from Latin fatuitatem (nominative fatuitas) "foolishness," from fatuus "foolish, insipid," of uncertain origin.
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