inanely
adverb see inane I

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  • inanely — adv. Inanely is used with these verbs: ↑grin …   Collocations dictionary

  • inanely — inane ► ADJECTIVE ▪ lacking sense or meaning; silly. DERIVATIVES inanely adverb inanity noun (pl. inanities) . ORIGIN Latin inanis empty, vain …   English terms dictionary

  • Inanely — Inane In*ane , a. [L. inanis.] Without contents; empty; void of sense or intelligence; purposeless; pointless; characterless; useless. Vague and inane instincts. I. Taylor. {In*ane ly}, adv. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • inanely — See inane. * * * …   Universalium

  • inanely — adverb In an inane manner …   Wiktionary

  • inanely — adv. in a silly manner, foolishly, without sense; emptily …   English contemporary dictionary

  • inanely — inane·ly …   English syllables

  • inanely — See: inane …   English dictionary

  • inanely — adverb vacuously or complacently and unconsciously foolish • Syn: ↑fatuously • Derived from adjective: ↑inane, ↑fatuous (for: ↑fatuously) …   Useful english dictionary

  • inane — inanely, adv. /i nayn /, adj. 1. lacking sense, significance, or ideas; silly: inane questions. 2. empty; void. n. 3. something that is empty or void, esp. the void of infinite space. [1655 65; < L inanis] Syn. 1. pointless. See foolish. * * * …   Universalium

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