Inanities
Inanity In*an"i*ty, n.; pl. {Inanities}. [L. inanitas, fr. inanis empty: cf. F. inanit['e]. See {Inane}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Inanition; void space; vacuity; emptiness. [1913 Webster]

2. Lack of seriousness; aimlessness; frivolity. [1913 Webster]

3. An inane, useless thing or pursuit; a vanity; a silly object; -- chiefly in pl.; as, the inanities of the world. [1913 Webster]


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