Synonyms for fatuity

Grammar : Noun
Spell : fuh-too-i-tee, -tyoo-
Phonetic Transcription : fəˈtu ɪ ti, -ˈtyu-

Définition of fatuity

Origin :
  • 1530s, from Middle French fatuité (14c.), from Latin fatuitatem (nominative fatuitas) "foolishness," from fatuus "foolish, insipid," of uncertain origin.
  • noun folly
Example sentences :
  • The fatuity of vicious and coroneted youth outstripped his discretion.
  • Extract from : « Viviette » by William J. Locke
  • For at bottom, atheism is either a fad or a trade or a fatuity.
  • Extract from : « The Book of Khalid » by Ameen Rihani
  • Yesterday she was even amused at the strangeness and the fatuity of it all.
  • Extract from : « Audrey Craven » by May Sinclair
  • And he knew that the fatuity of it all had begun at last to terrify her.
  • Extract from : « The Root of Evil » by Thomas Dixon
  • But the fatuity of their union was evident to them, and they parted.
  • Extract from : « The World I Live In » by Helen Keller
  • Frump,—the word calls up the exact picture; frump and fatuity.
  • Extract from : « The Place of Honeymoons » by Harold MacGrath
  • This conviction was strengthened by his vanity and conceit, a conceit to the point of fatuity.
  • Extract from : « Crime and Punishment » by Fyodor Dostoevsky
  • I am astounded at the fatuity of any set of men who can think of any such project.'
  • Extract from : « Thirty Years' View (Vol. II of 2) » by Thomas Hart Benton
  • The fatuity of 132, 142 is such as is found nowhere out of Buchan.
  • Extract from : « The English and Scottish popular ballads (Volume II of 5) » by Various
  • I undoubtedly impressed my own sense of its fatuity on every audience to which I gave it.
  • Extract from : « How to Tell Stories to Children » by Sara Cone Bryant

Antonyms for fatuity

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