fadaise

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French fadaise.

Noun[edit]

fadaise (plural fadaises)

  1. A vapid or meaningless remark; a commonplace; nonsense.

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Occitan fadeza, fadeso (foolishness, self-satisfaction, complacency), ultimately from Latin fatuus. Compare fade (insipid).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /fa.dɛz/
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

fadaise f (plural fadaises)

  1. (chiefly in the plural) uninteresting or banal thought; twaddle
    • 1736, Voltaire, chapter 10, in Examen important de Milord Bolingbroke:
      Ainsi s’établissent les opinions, les croyances, les sectes. Mais comment ces détestables fadaises ont-elles pu s’accréditer ?
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Descendants[edit]

  • English: fadaise
  • Swedish: fadäs c

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