Word of the Day: Fatuous

fat-u-ous / ˈfa-chü-əs




  1. foolish or inanely silly

No mistake is more common and more fatuous than appealing to logic in cases which are beyond her jurisdiction.

Samuel Butler, 1835-1902


  1. unreal; illusory

Everybody who’s been on television more than once wears in public an expression of fatuous affability.

Quentin Crisp, 1908-1999