One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A foolish or ill-timed remark or action.‘in spite of her bêtise about striped suits he saw her point of view’
- ‘(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.’
- ‘Here are examples of what we call ‘faire des bêtises’ in French.’
- ‘This is a special issue on bêtises d' enfance (childhood high jinks, goof ups and silly mistakes).’
French, ‘stupidity’, from bête ‘foolish’.
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