fatuous definition

  • adjective:
    • Foolish or silly, especially in a smug or self-satisfied means: "'Don't you love poor people lonely bachelor?' he yammered in a fatuous way” ( Sinclair Lewis). See Synonyms at foolish.
    • Obnoxiously stupid, vacantly silly, content within one's foolishness.
    • Foolish or silly, especially in a smug or self-satisfied method: "'Don't you prefer the poor lonely bachelor?' he yammered in a fatuous method” ( Sinclair Lewis). See Synonyms at silly.
    • Feeble at heart; weak; absurd; stupid; foolish; fatuitous.
    • Obnoxiously stupid, vacantly absurd, content within one's foolishness.
    • Without truth; illusory, like ignis fatuus.
    • Feeble at heart; poor; absurd; stupid; silly; fatuitous.
    • Without truth; illusory, like ignis fatuus.
    • devoid of cleverness
    • lacking intelligence
    • Foolish or silly, particularly in a smug or self-satisfied method: "'Don't you like the indegent lonely bachelor?' he yammered in a fatuous means” ( Sinclair Lewis). See Synonyms at foolish.
    • Obnoxiously stupid, vacantly silly, content in one single's foolishness.
    • Feeble in mind; poor; silly; stupid; foolish; fatuitous.
    • Without reality; illusory, like the ignis fatuus.
    • without intelligence
    • Foolish or silly, especially in a smug or self-satisfied method: "'Don't you love poor people lonely bachelor?' he yammered in a fatuous way” ( Sinclair Lewis). See Synonyms at silly.
    • Obnoxiously stupid, vacantly silly, content in one single's foolishness.
    • Feeble in mind; weak; ridiculous; stupid; silly; fatuitous.
    • Without reality; illusory, like ignis fatuus.
    • without intelligence
  • others:
    • Foolish; foolishly conceited; feebly or stupidly self-sufficient; unconsciously absurd: applied both to individuals and also to their particular acts.
    • Idiotic; demented; imbecile.
    • Foolish; foolishly conceited; feebly or stupidly self-sufficient; instinctively ridiculous: used both to individuals and their particular acts.
    • Unreal; illusory, just like the ignis fatuus.
    • Idiotic; demented; imbecile.
    • Unreal; illusory, like ignis fatuus.
    • Foolish; foolishly conceited; feebly or stupidly self-sufficient; unconsciously ridiculous: applied both to people and also to their particular functions.
    • Idiotic; demented; imbecile.
    • Unreal; illusory, like the ignis fatuus.
    • Foolish; foolishly conceited; feebly or stupidly self-sufficient; instinctively ridiculous: used both to individuals and their particular acts.
    • Idiotic; demented; imbecile.
    • Unreal; illusory, like ignis fatuus.

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