1. silly and pointless

2. lacking intelligence; stupid

Part of Speech (POS)


I’ll use it in a sentence:

• Destiny’s decision to date Orlando, a known cheater, is fatuous.

• The salesman’s fatuous comments offended the customer.

• Kevin’s fatuous behavior at the party was entertaining and everyone guffawed at him.*

• The racist, reckless, incendiary rhetoric spoken by the convicted criminal was fatuous.

• His fatuous demands created a hostile work environment.

*dfoww will share the word guffaw in September 2019.

You can change a word you really want to use into a different part of speech by adding a suffix to the word.


Fatuous = adjective

The word fatuous wouldn’t make sense nor is it grammatically correct in the following sentence:

• As I smiled fatuous at my coworker Johnnie, he almost tripped and fell on the office rug.

The correct use of the word in this sentence would be fatuously. By addind – (ly) to the word fatuous, the word becomes an adverb.
(Please review dfoww basic rules of grammar – adverbs)

Correct Example:

• As I smiled fatuously at my coworker Johnnie, he almost tripped and fell on the office rug.

What suffix would you add to the word fatuous to make the word a noun? Please provide your answer in the comment section below.

Now it’s your turn, on a sheet of paper or in the comment section below, write a few sentences using the word: fatuous.

Tip: Use the word during a conversation today. The more you familiarize yourself with this word, by consistently incorporating it in your vocabulary and writing, the easier it will be to remember the word. Figuratively speaking, you’ll own the word.

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