Fatuous

Definition: foolish or silly, especially in a smug or self-satisfied way

Sounds kind of like “facetious,” but has no relation.

Why I Looked It Up

I was watching a documentary about art forgery (Made You Look). The core conflict of the documentary was whether Ann Freedman knew dozens of paintings were forgeries. Someone said, “[Ann] made a comment that was especially fatuous.”

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