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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

Foolish or stupid.

Usage examples (36)
  • Wearing a nametag is an extremely fatuous mistake for a bank robber to make.
  • I'm surprised that when I looked up the word fatuous in the dictionary, your name and picture weren't next to it.
  • The Democratic Alliance dismissed the adverts as "fatuous".
  • Or is all this just another "fatuous" observation, by your lights? for more
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  • The collector made a "factious" (quarrelsome) remark to the "fatuous" (silly, inane) shopkeeper who tried to sell her a "factitious" (lacking authenticity) antique with a "fictitious" (invented) history.
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