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Definition: stupidity, mistake, blunder, silly thing, nonsense

Il a eu la bêtise d'accepter - He was stupid enough (had the stupidity) to accept

Je fais toujours des bêtises quand j'écris - I always make (silly) mistakes when I write

Ne dis pas de bêtises - Don't talk nonsense

Related: un bêtisier - humorous collection of foolish quotations; bête (adj) - stupid, foolish; bêtement (adv) - stupidly, foolishly

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