fatuous

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin fatuus (foolish, silly, simple).

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fatuous (comparative more fatuous, superlative most fatuous)

  1. Obnoxiously stupid, vacantly silly, content in one's foolishness.
    To compare the intelligence levels of men and women is itself fatuous.

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  • Refers especially to foolishness and disregard of reality.

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