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fatuous (adj) stupid, foolish, and silly.

A fatuous person is a foolish and silly person. A fatuous comment is a silly comment. An intelligent person never makes fatuous remarks. That is, an intelligent person's remarks are never silly or stupid.

  • Allen's fatuous comments at the party yesterday convinced even strangers that only a stupid like him could make such stupid comments.
  • Emma's letter was too fatuous to deserve any careful reading. It was totally nonsensical and absolutely dull.
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