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Oct 02 2019 22

Fatuous is an adjective that means silly or foolish.

Fatuus (fah TOOS) means ‘fool’ in Latin. While our word of the day is pretty much never used in a flattering context, it often simply means ‘silly’ or ‘pointless’ as opposed to downright ‘wrong.’

As usual our weekly meeting was not every productive. It mostly consisted of fatuous observations about Saturday’s softball game.