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Word: fatuous

Definition: smugly and unconsciously foolish; inane; silly; N. fatuity, fatuousness


Sentences Containing 'fatuous'

Fronto really said more than this: that 'affection' is not a Roman quality, nor has it a Latin name.(3) Roman or not Roman, Marcus found affection in Fronto; and if he outgrew his master's intellectual training, he never lost touch with the true heart of the man it is that which Fronto's name brings up to his remembrance, not dissertations on compound verbs or fatuous criticisms of style.

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