Definition of Inane

1. Adjective. Devoid of intelligence.




Definition of Inane

1. a. Without contents; empty; void of sense or intelligence; purposeless; pointless; characterless; useless.

2. n. That which is void or empty.

Definition of Inane

1. Adjective. Lacking sense or meaning (often implying, "to the point of boredom or annoyance"). ¹

2. Noun. That which is void or empty. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Inane

1. nonsensical [adj INANER, INANEST] : INANELY [adv] / empty space [n -S] - See also: nonsensical

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Inane

inamissible
inamor
inamor'd
inamorata
inamoratas
inamorate
inamorato
inamoratos
inamored
inamour
inamour'd
inamoured
inamovable
inamrinone
inamyloid
inane (current term)
inanely
inaneness
inanenesses
inaner
inanes
inanest
inangular
inaniloquent
inaniloquous
inanimate
inanimated
inanimately
inanimateness
inanimatenesses

Literary usage of Inane

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1. Allen's Synonyms and Antonyms by Frederic Sturges Allen (1920)
"8. unsubstantial, vain, useless; spec, void, foolish, trivial, unsatisfying, meaningless, frivolous, unfeeling, fruitless, senseless, insincere, inane, ..."

2. A Select Library of the Nicene and Post-Nicene Fathers of the Christian Church by Augustine, Philip Schaff, John Chrysostom (1888)
"what more inane than I, if I think Truth anything inane, or so greatly seek after aught ... R. Do you doubt that nothing is inane except the inane itself, ..."

3. The ├ćneid of Virgil by Virgil (1910)
"Did he not so, our ocean, earth, and sky Were whirled before them through the vast inane. But over-ruling Jove, of this in fear, Hid them in dungeon dark: ..."

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