fatuity

  • 1 Fatuity — Fa*tu i*ty, n. [L. fatuitas, fr. fatuus foolish: cf. F. fatuit[ e] Cf. {Fatuous}.] Weakness or imbecility of mind; stupidity. [1913 Webster] Those many forms of popular fatuity. I Taylor. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 2 fatuity — index opacity Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 3 fatuity — 1530s, from M.Fr. fatuité (14c.), from L. fatuitatem (nom. fatuitas) foolishness, from fatuus foolish, insipid, of uncertain origin …

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  • 4 fatuity — [fə to͞o′ə tē, fətyo͞o′ə tē; fato͞o′ə tē, fatyo͞o′ə tē] n. pl. fatuities [Fr fatuité < L fatuitas < fatuus: see FATUOUS] 1. stupidity, esp. complacent stupidity; smug foolishness 2. a fatuous remark, act, etc. 3. Archaic idiocy or… …

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

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  • 6 fatuity — noun (plural ities) Etymology: Middle French fatuité foolishness, from Latin fatuitat , fatuitas, from fatuus Date: 1538 1. a. something foolish or stupid b. stupidity, foolishness 2. archaic imbecility, dementia …

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  • 7 fatuity — /feuh tooh i tee, tyooh /, n., pl. fatuities. 1. complacent stupidity; foolishness. 2. something foolish; bêtise. [1530 40; < L fatuitas. See FATUOUS, ITY] * * * …

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  • 8 fatuity — noun Weakness or imbecility of mind; stupidity. See Also: fatuous …

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  • 9 fatuity — Synonyms and related words: absurdity, aimlessness, asininity, battiness, blank mind, blankmindedness, blankness, bootlessness, brainlessness, buffoonery, calm of mind, clownishness, counterproductiveness, counterproductivity, crackpottedness,… …

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  • 10 fatuity — (Roget s IV) n. Syn. folly, asininity, idiocy; see stupidity 1 , 2 …

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  • 11 fatuity — fa·tu·i·ty || fÉ™ tʃuːətɪ n. stupidity; self satisfied stupidity …

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  • 12 fatuity — n. 1. Foolishness, imbecility, idiocy, feebleness of intellect, want of understanding. 2. Folly, madness, inane absurdity, infatuation …

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  • 13 fatuity — n 1. silliness, absurdity, absurdness, Archaic. insipience, foolishness, fatuousness, infatuation; unreasonableness, irrationality, illogicalness, illogicality; asininity, idiocy, idioticalness, Inf. moronism, Inf. moronity, imbecility; craziness …

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  • 14 fatuity — fa·tu·i·ty …

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  • 15 fatuity — fa•tu•i•ty [[t]fəˈtu ɪ ti, ˈtyu [/t]] n. pl. ties 1) complacent stupidity 2) something foolish • Etymology: 1530–40; < L …

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  • 16 fatuity — /fəˈtjuəti/ (say fuh tyoohuhtee) noun (plural fatuities) 1. foolishness; complacent stupidity. 2. something foolish. {Latin fatuitas} –fatuitous, Rare, adjective …

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  • 17 fatuity — Stupidity. Folly …

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  • 18 fatuity — noun a ludicrous folly the crowd laughed at the absurdity of the clown s behavior • Syn: ↑absurdity, ↑fatuousness, ↑silliness • Derivationally related forms: ↑silly (for: ↑silliness) …

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  • 19 fatuitas — Fatuity; idiocy …

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  • 20 Molière — /mohl yair /; Fr. /maw lyerdd /, n. (Jean Baptiste Poquelin) 1622 73, French actor and playwright. * * * orig. Jean Baptiste Poquelin (baptized Jan. 15, 1622, Paris, France died Feb. 17, 1673, Paris) French playwright, actor, and director. The… …

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