What does the word fatuity mean?

Usage examples for fatuity

  1. It was not indeed that he thought of that disaster as, at the worst, a direct sacrifice of their possibilities: he imaged- it which was enough as some proved vanity, some exposed fatuity, in the idea of bringing Mrs. Lowder round. – The Wings of the Dove, Volume 1 of 2 by Henry James
  2. Suppose that, with the fatuity which generally leads human beings to keep compromising documents, her aunt had preserved these papers? – The Marrow of Tradition by Charles W. Chesnutt
  3. Long before he attained any proficiency upon one, he would take that back to wherever it came from, and bring home another; till at last she felt it a duty to remonstrate with the fellow upon the fatuity of not getting something one wanted at first and then sticking to it. – The Genius by Margaret Horton Potter