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See definition of fatuousness on Dictionary.com
  • as instupidity
  • as inidiocy

synonyms for fatuousness

  • absurdity
  • apathy
  • idiocy
  • ignorance
  • lunacy
  • nonsense
  • silliness
  • asininity
  • fatuity
  • imbecility
  • imprudence
  • incapacity
  • ineptitude
  • injudiciousness
  • insensibility
  • obtuseness
  • puerility
  • shallowness
  • simplicity
  • slowness
  • sluggishness
  • stolidity
  • stupefaction
  • stupor
  • weakness
  • battiness
  • brainlessness
  • doltishness
  • feeble-mindedness
  • nitwittedness
  • stupidness
  • thick-headedness
  • weak-mindedness
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antonyms for fatuousness

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  • intelligence
  • sense
  • acumen
  • canniness
  • judgment
  • shrewdness
  • wisdom
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How to use fatuousness in a sentence

Dave asked with a fatuousness that still further irritated him.
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One other partial concession is made in a passage sublime in its fatuousness.
PUNCH, OR THE LONDON CHARIVARI, VOLUME 107, OCTOBER 13, 1894VARIOUS
With the fatuousness of a weak man cornered, he clung to unimportant details.
OPENINGS IN THE OLD TRAILBRET HARTE
Instead of breaking, as the bosses—with the fatuousness of Nero—had hoped, the picket became more intense and more effective.
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Posterity adjudicated that no greater example of servile fatuousness could be produced.
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Then wrap it up in a blanket of humour, sprinkle with fatuousness, and serve cold.
PUNCH, OR THE LONDON CHARIVARI, VOL. 99, AUGUST 16, 1890VARIOUS
This is neither pride nor fatuousness on my part; it is a sort of intuition that comes to me, I think, from Heaven above.
JULIETTE DROUET'S LOVE-LETTERS TO VICTOR HUGOLOUIS GUIMBAUD
Mr. Cable sees the old charm in this life of an echoing past and the same fatuousness.
A HISTORY OF AMERICAN LITERATUREPERCY H. BOYNTON
They were greatly assisted by the fatuousness of the Democrats.
LINCOLNNATHANIEL WRIGHT STEPHENSON
The fatuousness of forethought had seldom been evinced more ironically.
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WORDS RELATED TO FATUOUSNESS

  • asininities
  • cretinisms
  • derangements
  • fatuities
  • fatuousness
  • foolishness
  • imbecilities
  • inanity
  • insanities
  • insipidities
  • lunacies
  • madnesses
  • senselessness
  • tomfooleries
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