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Meaning of FATUOUS

Pronunciation:  'fachoous

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[adj]  complacently or inanely foolish
 

FATUOUS is a 7 letter word that starts with F.

 

 Synonyms: asinine, foolish, inane, mindless, vacuous
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Fat"u*ous\, a. [L. fatuus.]
1. Feeble in mind; weak; silly; stupid; foolish; fatuitous.
   --Glanvill.

2. Without reality; illusory, like the ignis fatuus.

         Thence fatuous fires and meteors take their birth.
                                               --Danham.

 
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