A Word A Day : Fatuous
Thursday, 4th October 2007 : Today's Word is ...
( Adjective )
Pronunciation : fach-oo-us
1. Showing a lack of intelligence or thought combined with complacency
2. Vacuously, smugly, and unconsciously foolish
3. Devoid of good sense or judgment
4. Devoid of intelligence
From Latin fatuus meaning stupid
Unintelligent, Silly, Complacent, Unaware, Childish, Pointless, Meaningless, Foolish, Stupid, Inane
• "I am, of course, a mere student," said I, with a fatuous
smile, "hardly more, I might say, than an earnest inquirer.
• Several other women also chimed in, with an animus which none of them would have been so fatuous
as to show but for the rollicking evening they had passed.
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