Weakness or imbecility of mind; stupidity.
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  • 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] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

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

  • 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… …   English World dictionary

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

  • 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 …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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

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

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

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

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