Definition

(Adjective) Of persons, their actions, feelings, utterances, etc.: Foolish, vacantly silly, stupid, besotted.

In Context

“Our city governments are, in many instances, foul cancers on the body politic; and for us to boast of having solved the problem of local self-government is as fatuous as for a strong man to exult in his health when his body is covered with running sores.”

James M. Beck, The Constitution of the United States, 1924.