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fa·tu·i·ty

 (fə-to͞o′ĭ-tē, -tyo͞o′-, fă-)
n. pl. fa·tu·i·ties
1. Smug stupidity; utter foolishness.
2. Something that is utterly stupid or silly.

[Latin fatuitās, from fatuus, silly, foolish.]

fatuity

(fəˈtjuːɪtɪ)
n, pl -ties
1. complacent foolishness; inanity
2. a fatuous remark, act, sentiment, etc
3. archaic idiocy
faˈtuitous adj

fa•tu•i•ty

(fəˈtu ɪ ti, -ˈtyu-)

n., pl. -ties.
1. complacent stupidity.
2. something foolish.
[1530–40; < Latin]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.fatuity - a ludicrous follyfatuity - a ludicrous folly; "the crowd laughed at the absurdity of the clown's behavior"
folly, foolishness, unwiseness - the trait of acting stupidly or rashly
Translations

fatuity

[fəˈtjuːɪtɪ] Nnecedad f, fatuidad f

fatuity

nAlbernheit f; (= remark, action also)törichte Bemerkung/Tat (geh)

fatuity

[fəˈtjuːɪtɪ] fatuousness [ˈfætjʊəsnɪs] nfatuità
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Going into the Market Place he accosted in a feigned voice a maiden, the orphan daughter of a noble Polygon, whose affection in former days he had sought in vain; and by a series of deceptions -- aided, on the one side, by a string of lucky accidents too long to relate, and on the other, by an almost inconceivable fatuity and neglect of ordinary precautions on the part of the relations of the bride -- he succeeded in consummating the marriage.
At least, I am now at liberty to believe, without too much fatuity, that you love another," said the young man, in a caressing tone, "and I repeat that I am really interested for the count.
Jasper was sent for, the watch and shirt-pin were identified, Neville was detained, and the wildest frenzy and fatuity of evil report rose against him.
Upon my word," said he, in his tone of intrepid fatuity, "here is a charming creature
He probably thought the display worth very little from a picturesque point of view; the weak voice; the colourless personality as incapable of an attitude as a bed-post, the very fatuity of the clenched hand so ineffectual at that time and place-- no, it wasn't worth much.
This conviction was strengthened by his vanity and conceit, a conceit to the point of fatuity.
Looked at in one way each breadth stands alone, the bloated curves and flourishes--a kind of "debased Romanesque" with delirium tremens--go waddling up and down in isolated columns of fatuity.
He even noticed two or three gestures which, in his fatuity, he had thought she kept for him: a way of throwing her head back when she was amused, as if to taste her laugh before she let it out, and a trick of sinking her lids slowly when anything charmed or moved her.
I don't know all I have done, in my fatuity,' said Mr.
Tender are invited for Contraction of government Dental collage & hospital campus comprising of collage Building 100 bedded hospital Auditorium guest house Hostel fatuity and staff Residences and other supporting block etc at village paithna block Rahui dist Nalanda Document cost : INR 100000 EMD value : INR 370000 Pre-bid meeting date : 28 Nov 2017 Opening date : 15 Dec 2017
His works deliver a calculated effect and a sympathetic smile while he eviscerates the powers that be, mired in their own folly and fatuity.
I did not know enough about the subject to argue the wisdom or fatuity of their statement.