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 for fatuous
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Fatuous \Fat"u*ous\, a. [L. fatuus.]
     1. Feeble in mind; weak; silly; stupid; foolish; fatuitous.
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     2. Without reality; illusory, like the ignis fatuus.
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              Thence fatuous fires and meteors take their birth.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: devoid of intelligence [syn: asinine, fatuous,
             inane, mindless, vacuous]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  133 Moby Thesaurus words for "fatuous":
     absurd, air-built, airy, apish, asinine, barren, batty, befooled,
     beguiled, besotted, blank, blankminded, bootless, brainless,
     buffoonish, calm, catchpenny, chimerical, cloud-built, cockeyed,
     counterproductive, crazy, credulous, daffy, daft, dazed, dizzy,
     doting, dreamlike, dumb, effete, empty, empty-headed, ethereal,
     etiolated, fanciful, fatuitous, feckless, flaky, flimsy, fond,
     fool, foolheaded, foolish, fribble, fribbling, frivolous, frothy,
     fruitless, fuddled, futile, gaga, gaseous, goofy, gossamery,
     gulled, hollow, idiotic, idle, illusory, imaginary, imbecile,
     inadequate, inane, incogitant, ineffective, ineffectual,
     inefficacious, inept, infatuated, inoperative, insane, insensate,
     invalid, kooky, light, loony, mad, maudlin, moronic, nirvanic,
     nugacious, nugatory, nutty, oblivious, of no force, otiose,
     passive, phantomlike, quietistic, rarefied, relaxed, sappy, screwy,
     senseless, sentimental, shadowy, shallow, silly, slender, slight,
     spirituous, sterile, stupid, subtile, subtle, superficial, tenuous,
     thoughtfree, thoughtless, tranquil, trifling, trite, trivial,
     unavailing, unideaed, unintellectual, unoccupied, unreal,
     unreasoning, unthinking, unwitty, useless, vacant, vacuous, vain,
     vapid, vaporous, wacky, weak-minded, wet, windy, witless

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