Dictionary Meaning and Definition on 'Fatuity'
n : a ludicrous folly; "the crowd laughed at the absurdity of
the clown's behavior" [syn: absurdity, fatuousness, silliness]
- Fatuity \Fa*tu"i*ty\, n. [L. fatuitas, fr. fatuus foolish: cf.
F. fatuit['e] Cf. Fatuous.]
Weakness or imbecility of mind; stupidity.
Those many forms of popular fatuity. --I Taylor.
Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Fatuity'
Stupidity is a lack of intelligence, understanding, reason, wit, or sense.
Stupidity is a quality or state of being stupid, or an act or idea that exhibits properties of being stupid.
According to the online Merriam-Webster dictionary, the words "stupid" and "stupidity" entered the English language in 1541. Since then, stupidity has taken place along with "fool," "idiot," "dumb," "moron," and related concepts as a pejorative appellation for human misdeeds, whether purposeful or accidental, due to absence of mental capacity.
The modern English word "stupid" has a broad range of application, from being slow of mind (indicating a lack of intelligence, care or reason), dullness of feeling or sensation (torpidity, senseless, insensitivity), or lacking interest or point (vexing, exasperating). It can either infer a congenital lack of capacity for reasoning, or a temporary state of daze or slow-mindedness.[See more about Fatuity at Dictionary 3.0 Encyclopedia]
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