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I might add that at last they become terrible, and disgust every one by their fatuity and nonsense.
THE 'CHARACTERS' OF JEAN DE LA BRUYREJEAN DE LA BRUYRE
With a fatuity hardly more credible than creditable, the Lalugwumps, as they call themselves, deny the immortality of the soul.
THE COLLECTED WORKS OF AMBROSE BIERCEAMBROSE BIERCE
Troy remembered her dissertations on the steamer, and winced at a fresh display of such fatuity in such a scene.
THE MARNEEDITH WHARTON
With singular fatuity none of the officers or seamen were armed, although the ship was well provided with weapons.
SOUTH AMERICAN FIGHTS AND FIGHTERSCYRUS TOWNSEND BRADY
"Oh, you needn't fear; you shan't lose me," the girl replied with charming gross fatuity.
THE TRAGIC MUSEHENRY JAMES
They knew it without fatuity or vulgarity, and they respected themselves in consequence.
THE REAL THING AND OTHER TALESHENRY JAMES
His faith was unshaken—in sheer asinine fatuity it was sublime.
THE FALL OF A NATIONTHOMAS DIXON
In morals we are however quite accustomed to such a fatuity.
HUMAN NATURE AND CONDUCTJOHN DEWEY
She turned sick at the thought of her fatuity and of the grossness of his arts.
TALES OF MEN AND GHOSTSEDITH WHARTON
As never before he was impressed with the fatuity of his chivalric rashness.
THE MYSTERY OF THE BARRANCAHERMAN WHITAKER
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WORDS RELATED TO FATUITY

  • aberration
  • absurdity
  • alienation
  • asininity
  • derangement
  • distraction
  • fatuity
  • folly
  • foolhardiness
  • foolishness
  • idiocy
  • imbalance
  • imbecility
  • inanity
  • ineptitude
  • insanity
  • mania
  • psychopathy
  • psychosis
  • senselessness
  • silliness
  • stupidity
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