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n. pl. bêtises (-tēz′)
1. Stupidity; folly: "The bêtise of our human community is everywhere" (Thornton Wilder).
2. A stupid or foolish act or remark.

[French, from bête, beast, fool, foolish, from Old French beste, beast; see beast.]


rare folly or lack of perception
[French, from bête foolish, from bête (n) stupid person, beast]



n., pl. -tises (-ˈtiz) ).
1. lack of understanding; stupidity.
2. a stupid or foolish act or remark.
[1820–30; < French]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.betise - a stupid mistakebetise - a stupid mistake      
error, fault, mistake - a wrong action attributable to bad judgment or ignorance or inattention; "he made a bad mistake"; "she was quick to point out my errors"; "I could understand his English in spite of his grammatical faults"