adjective Etymology: Latin jejunus empty of food, hungry, meager Date: 1646 1. lacking nutritive value <
jejune diets
2. devoid of significance or interest ; dull <
jejune lectures
3. juvenile, puerile <
jejune reflections on life and art
Synonyms: see insipidjejunely adverbjejuneness noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


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