Fatuous meaning

făcho͝o-əs
Foolish or silly, especially in a smug or self-satisfied way.
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The definition of fatuous is foolish or silly.

An example of fatuous is the nature of a clown.

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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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Complacently stupid or inane; silly; foolish.
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Origin of fatuous

  • From Latin fatuus

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin fatuus (“foolish, silly, simple”).

    From Wiktionary