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Vacuously or complacently and unconsciously foolish.  Synonym: inanely.

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"Fatuously" Quotes from Famous Books

... letter, in its threatening whiteness, with its exquisitely penned address—there it would lie awaiting me, destroying the taste of the bacon, reducing the flavour of the tea to insipidity. I might fatuously dally with it, I might pretend not to observe it, but there it lay. Before the morning's exercise began, I knew that it had to be read, and what was worse, that it had to be answered. Useless the effort to conceal from myself what it contained. Like all its precursors, like ...
— Father and Son • Edmund Gosse

... was fourteen was his stamp collection; enormous, as nearly exhaustive as a boy's could be—his grandfather considered fatuously that it was teaching him geography. So Anthony kept up a correspondence with a half dozen "Stamp and Coin" companies and it was rare that the mail failed to bring him new stamp-books or packages of glittering approval sheets—there was a mysterious ...
— The Beautiful and Damned • F. Scott Fitzgerald

Words linked to "Fatuously" :   fatuous, inanely

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