7/5/11

Fatuous

Fatuous

Pronounced:
< fat-u-ouse >

Idiotic.  Dull witted.

Daily use: 
That was a fatuous email.  It did not make any sense.

Literary use:
The Ambassadors
By Henry James
He would rather seem stupid any day than fatuous, and he drew back, as well, with a smothered inward shudder...
Memory trick:
fat
uous
fat (reminds of ) = fathom or understand
u
 (means) = you
ous (rhymes with) = us

cannot fathom you - us

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