WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
bê•tise (be tēz′),USA pronunciation n.
- lack of understanding, perception, or the like;
- a stupid or foolish act or remark.
- something inconsequential or without merit;
- French: literally, foolishness, equivalent. to bête foolish (see beast) + -ise -ice
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