What does the word fatuous mean?

    Part of speech: adjective

  • Stubbornly foolish; idiotic; inane.

Usage examples for 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 by Arthur Christopher Benson
  2. The Walcheren expedition is now usually held as the leading case of fatuous war administration. – Some Principles of Maritime Strategy by 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 by Wells Hastings Brian Hooker