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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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