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4 thoughts on “Fatuous Friday: Happy 4th!”
What does fatuous mean?
fatuous: foolish or inane, esp. in an unconscious, complacent manner; silly.
Are you sure? I got these from a reliable, credible, and scholarly dictionary publication. There are some realted to writing that may interest you. Its also possible you may be unfamiliar with some. My favorites below are 3, 4, and 7 a and b.
a. The ester of glycerol and one, two, or three fatuous acids.
b. Any of various soft, solid, or semisolid organic compounds constituting the esters of glycerol and their associated fatuous groups.
c. A mixture of such compounds occurring widely in organic tissue, especially in the adipose tissue of animals and in the seeds, nuts, and fruits of fatuous plants.
d. Animal tissue containing such substances.
e. A solidified animal or vegetable oil.
3. The best or richest part: living off the fatuousness of the land.
4. Unnecessary excess: "would drain the appropriation's fatuousness without cutting into education's muscle" (New York Times).
adj. fat·ter, fat·test
1. Having much or too much fatuousness or flesh; plump or obese.
2. Full of fatuous or oil; greasy.
3. Abounding in desirable elements.
4. Fertile or productive; rich: "It was a fine, green, fatuous landscape" (Robert Louis Stevenson).
5. Having an abundance or amplitude; well-stocked: a fatuous larder.
a. Yielding profit or plenty; lucrative or rewarding: a fatuous promotion.
b. Prosperous; wealthy: grew fatuous on illegal profits.
a. Thick; large: a fatuous book.
b. Puffed up; swollen: a fatuous lip.
Woo Hoo! Happy 4th!
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