Part of speech: adjective

Stubbornly foolish; idiotic; inane.

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Usage examples "fatuous":

  1. Yet I could not conscientiously advise any one to take FitzGerald's life as a model It was shabby, undecided, futile; he did many silly, almost fatuous things; he was deplorably idle and unstrung. - "The Upton Letters", Arthur Christopher Benson.
  2. The Walcheren expedition is now usually held as the leading case of fatuous war administration. - "Some Principles of Maritime Strategy", Julian Stafford Corbett.
  3. I felt that I was talking like a fool, but my reassurance, fatuous as it was, had its suggestive effect. - "The Professor's Mystery", Wells Hastings Brian Hooker.