noun see inane I

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • inaneness — n. silliness, foolishness; emptiness …   English contemporary dictionary

  • inaneness — inaneˈness noun • • • Main Entry: ↑inane …   Useful english dictionary

  • inane — I. adjective (inaner; est) Etymology: Latin inanis Date: 1662 1. empty, insubstantial 2. lacking significance, meaning, or point ; silly < inane comments > Synonyms: see insipid • …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • inane — adjective lacking sense or meaning; silly. Derivatives inanely adverb inaneness noun inanity noun (plural inanities). Origin C16: from L. inanis empty, vain …   English new terms dictionary

  • stupidity — noun 1) he cursed their stupidity Syn: lack of intelligence, foolishness, denseness, brainlessness, ignorance, dull wittedness, slow wittedness, doltishness, slowness; informal thickness, dimness, dopiness 2) the stupidity of the question Syn …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • inane — adj. 1 silly, senseless. 2 empty, void. Derivatives: inanely adv. inaneness n. inanity n. (pl. ies). Etymology: L inanis empty, vain …   Useful english dictionary

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