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displaying a complete lack of forethought and good sense

Synonyms for fatuous

devoid of intelligence

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But I know that there are often in men's affairs unexpectedly--even irration ally--illuminating moments when an otherwise in significant sound, perhaps only some perfectly com monplace gesture, suffices to reveal to us all the unreason, all the fatuous unreason, of our compla cency.
And I was about to turn away, withdrawing my privacy from his fatuous, objectless attempts to test what sort of stuff it was made of, when he laid down his pipe in an extremely significant manner, you know, as if a critical moment had come, and leaned sideways over the table be- tween us.
I don't want to be fatuous, but I think it is very possible.
Or maybe he thinks your film is absolutely fatuous and would rather be drowned slowly in a VAT of fake champagne than appear in it, dahling.
His biased political offerings interspersed with rather fatuous accounts of his daily routine makes the column pretty banal.
Maureens words were so fatuous WHAT a fatuous piece by Maureen Messent comparing the cross-channel transportation of an Olympic medal-winning show-jumping horse with the plight of a would-be illegal immigrant attempting to make the same journey.
I've heard some fatuous excuses for piling the pounds on but that one takes the biscuit.
If as a truly humane society we could turn our attention from fatuous adulation of the gratuitously over-privileged to remedying that global tragedy in earnest it would indeed be a day for celebration.
Their chairman in Wales' ' response (Letters, June 12) to Jonathan Edwards' ' outlining of the huge potential losses that the people of Wales would suffer consequent upon a English Home Counties led withdrawal from the EU is at best fatuous and at worst an insult to the intelligence and nous of the people of Wales.
fantasists who lived in a warehouse, dreaming up grand yet ultimately fatuous schemes to become rich and powerful.
Johnson made a rather fatuous statement recently to the effect that the 1812 War "made us a nation"
Sprite-like Irish film critic, historian and documaker Mark Cousins has done many commendable things to honor the medium he loves so deeply--notably last year's "The Story of Film"--but his fatuous vanity project "What Is This Film Called Love?
TO complain about the Tories attacking the poor and disadvantaged is fatuous.
However, I think anybody who says that the fact that most of the men are Asian and most of the children are white is not relevant, I mean that's just fatuous," he added.
Just like at Conwy nature reserve overlooking the estuary, a wonderful view is blocked by a fatuous sign telling you how wonderful it is.