from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A vapid or meaningless remark; a commonplace; nonsense.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An insipid or trifling thought or expression; a commonplace.


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  • I felt a certain self-complacency, a certain presentiment of your satisfaction in seeing your collection swelling into something really worth while; and having the pen in my hand to write to you, I was on the point of putting on the paper some such/fadaise/as this: 'It was a capital thought in me, dearest Helen, the making of this collection for you.

    Letters and Memorials of Jane Welsh Carlyle


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  • In words and in flamboyant ways

    He labored to charm and amaze.

    He strove to be Wilde

    But his wit was too mild.

    His mots were not bons but fadaise.

    October 13, 2015

  • JM is constantly grappling with his tendency to utter fadaises.

    February 1, 2009

  • An obvious or silly remark.

    May 16, 2008