fatuously
adverb see fatuous

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  • fatuously — adverb /ˈfæt.ju.əs.li,ˈfætʃ.u.əs.li/ With smug stupidity or vacuous silliness; idiotically. Will they, like the fellows, judiciously bear a hand in sweeping the stable, or will they fatuously wait to be themselves swept with a besom of… …   Wiktionary

  • fatuously — fatuous ► ADJECTIVE ▪ silly and pointless. DERIVATIVES fatuity noun (pl. fatuities) fatuously adverb fatuousness noun. ORIGIN Latin fatuus foolish …   English terms dictionary

  • fatuously — See fatuous. * * * …   Universalium

  • fatuously — adv. stupidly; inanely, foolishly, in a silly manner; in an illusory manner …   English contemporary dictionary

  • fatuously — fat·u·ous·ly …   English syllables

  • fatuously — adverb vacuously or complacently and unconsciously foolish • Syn: ↑inanely • Derived from adjective: ↑inane (for: ↑inanely), ↑fatuous …   Useful english dictionary

  • fatuous — fatuously, adv. fatuousness, n. /fach ooh euhs/, adj. 1. foolish or inane, esp. in an unconscious, complacent manner; silly. 2. unreal; illusory. [1625 35; < L fatuus silly, foolish, idiotic; see OUS] Syn. 1. dense, dull, dim witted. See foolish …   Universalium

  • inanely — adverb vacuously or complacently and unconsciously foolish • Syn: ↑fatuously • Derived from adjective: ↑inane, ↑fatuous (for: ↑fatuously) …   Useful english dictionary

  • fatuous — adjective Etymology: Latin fatuus foolish Date: 1633 complacently or inanely foolish ; silly < a fatuous remark > Synonyms: see simple • fatuously adverb • fatuousness noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Carmen — is a French opéra comique by Georges Bizet. The libretto is by Henri Meilhac and Ludovic Halévy, based on the novella of the same title by Prosper Mérimée, first published in 1845, [The novella was first published in 1845 in serial form in La… …   Wikipedia

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