fatuously vs inanely what difference

what is difference between fatuously and inanely

English

Etymology

fatuous +‎ -ly

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈfæt.ju.əs.li/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈfætʃ.u.əs.li/
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Adverb

fatuously (comparative more fatuously, superlative most fatuously)

  1. With smug stupidity or vacuous silliness; idiotically.
    • 1835, Michael Ryan (ed.), “Reform in the College of Physicians”, London Medical and Surgical Journal, Vol. VII, G. Henderson, page 153,
      Will they, like the fellows, judiciously bear a hand in sweeping the stable, or will they fatuously wait to be themselves swept with a besom of destruction?

Synonyms

  • (with smug stupidity): foolishly, idiotically, stupidly

Related terms

  • fatuity
  • fatuous
  • fatuousness


English

Etymology

inane +‎ -ly

Adverb

inanely (comparative more inanely, superlative most inanely)

  1. In an inane manner.

Translations


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