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bêtise

Line breaks: bêt¦ise
Pronunciation: /beɪˈtiːz
 
, bɛˈtiːz, betiz/

Definition of bêtise in English:

noun

A foolish or ill-timed remark or action: in spite of her bêtise about striped suits he saw her point of view
More 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

French, 'stupidity', from bête 'foolish'.

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