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bêtise Syllabification: bê·tise
Pronunciation: /beˈtēz/

Definition of bêtise in English:

noun

A foolish or ill-timed remark or action.
Example sentences
  • (Nanfang Daily) Yet another piece of bêtise: A plastic goods factory took advantage of the summer vacation to hire youth workers, including many of whom are under 16 years old.
  • This is a special issue on bêtises d' enfance (childhood high jinks, goof ups and silly mistakes).
  • Here are examples of what we call ‘faire des bêtises’ in French.

Origin

Early 19th century: French, literally 'stupidity'.

Words that rhyme with bêtise

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