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  • n  a ludicrous folly

  • He reasoned that apart from the intrinsic fatuousness of the books Negro slum kids could not have much in common with the middle-class white children who are the characters in the .
  • You will do better as a lover if you exhibit charm, good humor, tolerance, gallantry, thoughtfulness, daring and romance than if you exhibit stubbornness, pomposity, fatuousness .
  • Their collective gratitude for glibness and fatuousness seems boundless.

  • Charles Krauthammer in ABC News (blog)
    On Fox News Channel, commentator Charles Krauthammer called Bolden's comments "a new height of fatuousness. NASA was established to get America into space and to keep us there. This idea of 'to feel good about your past scientific achievements' is...
  • Tilda Swinton in Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
    And while some might consider the inquiry somewhat "extreme," Swinton argued that "there's extreme fatuousness and there's extreme seriousness. I think this is the latter."

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