American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Smug stupidity; utter foolishness.
- n. Something that is utterly stupid or silly.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Self-conceited foolishness; weakness of mind with high self-esteem; unconscious stupidity; also, as applied to things, springing from or exhibiting such traits.
- n. Idiocy; congenital dementia; imbecility.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. Weakness or imbecility of mind; stupidity.
- n. a ludicrous folly
- Latin fatuitās, from fatuus, silly, foolish. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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“In another life, I suppose I would have found it quite remarkable how little media coverage there has been on the Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) directive, which came into force on 1 July, one which we described as the ultimate in fatuity.”
“Each time I was instructed that such-and-such a fatuity was the view of "the Europeans," I decided not that my Anglo-Celtic-Polish-German-Jewish heritage was being parodied (though it was) but that someone whose claim to be "European" was at least as good as M. Chirac's should assure his American friends that they need not feel unsophisticated or embarrassed.”
“This kind of fatuity is a combination of petty authoritarianism as encouraged by the socialists in Westmonster and the paedogeddon alarmism evident in the kind of red-tops that council workers read.”
“Unquestionably after all, how many people from a comprehensive to use the word "fatuity" in such a fluent manner?”
“From most silly novels we can at least extract a laugh; but those of the modern-antique school have a ponderous, a leaden kind of fatuity, under which we groan.”
“How could they have resisted another of his jaunty, trademark yarns, combining plot twists and utter fatuity in a way that just keeps you ploughing on, despite your better nature and the certainty that virtually any other activity would be a better use of these precious hours of life?”
“To all the people who re-elected Ms. Bachman to the congress here goes another of her attempts at being the stupidest of them all. census isn't a new concept but how would she know anything about it. one needs something called a workable analytical brain in their heads and not a gun that shoots crap every time it shoots. way to go bachman. you will truly reach the great heights in fatuity.”
“As they slide into their dotage, as their work becomes weak and repetitive, someone will always taunt you with their latest fatuity, reminding you how much you once loved them (in my case a role usually played by my father).”
“All these constituted a picture of British fatuity and fecklessness, which, though devoid of guile, was not devoid of guilt," he wrote, about a time when British politicians at least could claim that perhaps Hitler, far-off and unfamiliar, meant something other than what he said.”
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