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Fatuity Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    fatuity n : a ludicrous folly; "the crowd laughed at the absurdity of the clown's behavior" [syn: absurdity, fatuousness, silliness]
Fatuity Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    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.
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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.

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