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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [fuh-too-i-tee, -tyoo-]
    • /fəˈtu ɪ ti, -ˈtyu-/
    • /fə.ˈtjuːɪ.ti/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fuh-too-i-tee, -tyoo-]
    • /fəˈtu ɪ ti, -ˈtyu-/

Definitions of fatuity word

  • noun plural fatuity complacent stupidity; foolishness. 1
  • noun plural fatuity something foolish; bêtise. 1
  • noun fatuity Weakness or imbecility of mind; stupidity. 1
  • noun fatuity silliness, stupidity 1
  • noun fatuity complacent foolishness; inanity 0
  • noun fatuity a fatuous remark, act, sentiment, etc 0

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Origin of fatuity

First appearance:

before 1530
One of the 29% oldest English words
From the Latin word fatuitās, dating back to 1530-40. See fatuous, -ity

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Parts of speech for Fatuity


fatuity popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 74% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
According to our data about 54% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

fatuity usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for fatuity

noun fatuity

  • idiocy — utterly senseless or foolish behavior; a stupid or foolish act, statement, etc.: All this talk of zombies coming to attack us is pure idiocy.
  • stupidity — the state, quality, or fact of being stupid.
  • absurdity — the quality or state of being absurd; nonsense
  • foolishness — resulting from or showing a lack of sense; ill-considered; unwise: a foolish action, a foolish speech.
  • asininity — the quality or state of being asinine; stupidity

Antonyms for fatuity

noun fatuity

  • intelligence — capacity for learning, reasoning, understanding, and similar forms of mental activity; aptitude in grasping truths, relationships, facts, meanings, etc.
  • sense — any of the faculties, as sight, hearing, smell, taste, or touch, by which humans and animals perceive stimuli originating from outside or inside the body: My sense of smell tells me that dinner is ready.
  • nonsensible — having, using, or showing good sense or sound judgment: a sensible young woman.

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