jejune

  • 1 Jejune — is the name of a band which formed in the mid 90s at Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts. The band has been commonly identified with the emo genre, particularly the late 90s indie emo scene. The three founding members, Arabella… …

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  • 2 jejune — is pronounced ji joon. It properly means ‘meagre, scanty; dull or uninteresting’ and is used primarily of ideas or arguments. It is derived from the Latin word jejunus meaning ‘fasting’, and originally meant ‘without food’ in English. The writer… …

    Modern English usage

  • 3 Jejune — Datos generales Origen Boston, Massachusetts, Estados Unidos Información artís …

    Wikipedia Español

  • 4 Jejune — Je*june , a. [L. jejunus fasting, hungry, dry, barren, scanty; of unknown origin.] [1913 Webster] 1. Lacking matter; empty; void of substance. [1913 Webster] 2. Void of interest; barren; meager; dry; as, a jejune narrative. 3. Juvenile; childish; …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 5 jejune — I (dull) adjective bleak, boresome, boring, colorless, common, commonplace, drearisome, dreary, dry, flat, flavorless, hollow, indifferent, insipid, monotonous, ordinary, plain, ponderous, prosaic, prosy, stolid, tame, tasteless, tedious, thin,… …

    Law dictionary

  • 6 jejune — (adj.) 1610s, dull in the mind, flat, insipid, from L. ieiunus empty, dry, barren, lit. fasting, hungry, of obscure origin …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 7 jejune — insipid, vapid, flat, wishy washy, inane, banal Analogous words: *thin, slight, slim, tenuous: arid, *dry: attenuated, extenuated, diluted, thinned (see THIN vb): *meager, skimpy, exiguous Contrasted words: lavish, *profuse, lush, luxuriant,… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 8 jejune — ► ADJECTIVE 1) naive and simplistic. 2) (of ideas or writings) dull. ORIGIN Latin jejunus fasting, barren …

    English terms dictionary

  • 9 jejune — [ji jo͞on′] adj. [L jejunus, empty, dry, barren] 1. not nourishing; barren 2. not interesting or satisfying; dull or empty 3. [? by confusion with JUVENILE] not mature; childish jejunely adv. jejuneness n …

    English World dictionary

  • 10 jejune — jejunely, adv. jejuneness, jejunity, n. /ji joohn /, adj. 1. without interest or significance; dull; insipid: a jejune novel. 2. juvenile; immature; childish: jejune behavior. 3. lacking knowledge or experience; uninformed: jejune attempts to… …

    Universalium

  • 11 jejune — [[t]ʤɪʤu͟ːn[/t]] 1) ADJ GRADED (disapproval) If you describe something or someone as jejune, you are criticizing them for being very simple and unsophisticated. [FORMAL] They were of great service in correcting my jejune generalizations. 2) ADJ… …

    English dictionary

  • 12 jejune — 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 < …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 13 jejune — adjective formal 1 ideas that are jejune are too simple: jejune political opinions 2 writing or speech that is jejune is boring …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 14 jejune — je•june [[t]dʒɪˈdʒun[/t]] adj. 1) lacking interest or significance; insipid: a jejune novel[/ex] 2) lacking maturity; childish: jejune behavior[/ex] 3) lacking nutritive elements: a jejune diet[/ex] • Etymology: 1605–15; < L jējūnus empty,… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 15 jejune — adjective /dʒəˈdʒuːn,dʒiˈdʒuːn/ a) Not nutritious. , 1702: I have often wondered why some late Writers should sensure Tullys Letters for being too naked and jejune, when that to his Friend Lucceius, which the Reader will find in this Collection,… …

    Wiktionary

  • 16 jejune — je|june [dʒıˈdʒu:n] adj formal [Date: 1600 1700; : Latin; Origin: jejunus not eating, (of food) small in amount ; influenced in meaning by French jeune young ] 1.) ideas that are jejune are too simple ▪ jejune political opinions 2.) boring …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 17 jejune —    (jeh JOON) [Latin: fasting] Without sufficient nutritive value. Meager, empty, dull, pointless, or devoid of interest; unsatisfying to the soul or mind; childish, uninformed, or unaware.    She doesn’t make the jejune mistake of eating in… …

    Dictionary of foreign words and phrases

  • 18 jejune — [dʒɪ dʒu:n] adjective 1》 naive and simplistic. 2》 (of ideas or writing) dull. Derivatives jejunely adverb jejuneness noun Word History The word jejune comes from Latin jejunus fasting . It was first used in English in the 17th century in the… …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 19 jejune — Synonyms and related words: Lenten, Spartan, abstemious, acarpous, ankle deep, arid, ascetic, attenuated, austere, banal, barren, blah, bland, blank, bloodless, cadaverous, celibate, characterless, childless, cold, colorless, corpselike, cursory …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 20 jejune — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. insipid, dull; childish, immature; ignorant, uninformed. See weariness, youth, ignorance. II (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective Lacking the qualities requisite for spiritedness and originality: bland …

    English dictionary for students


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