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fatuous (adjective):

: complacently or inanely foolish : silly

Source : Merriam -Webster

Etymology : “I am two fools, I know, / For loving, and for saying so / In whining Poetry,” wrote John Donne, simultaneously confessing to both infatuation and fatuousness. As any love-struck fool can attest, infatuation can make buffoons of the best of us, and so it is reasonable that the words fatuous and infatuation share the same Latin root, fatuus, meaning “foolish.” Both terms have been part of English since the 17th century, though infatuation followed the earlier verb infatuate, a fatuus descendant that once meant “to make foolish” but that now usually means “to inspire with a foolish love or admiration.”

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