Definition of Inanity

1. Noun. Total lack of meaning or ideas.




Definition of Inanity

1. n. Inanition; void space; vacuity; emptiness.

Definition of Inanity

1. Noun. The property of being inane, of lacking material of interest or satisfaction, emptiness. ¹

2. Noun. Something that is inane. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Inanity

1. something that is inane [n -TIES]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Inanity

inaniloquent
inaniloquous
inanimate
inanimated
inanimately
inanimateness
inanimatenesses
inanimates
inanimation
inanitiated
inanitiation
inanities
inanition
inanition fever
inanitions
inanity (current term)
inantherate
inapparency
inapparent
inapparent infection
inapparently
inappealable
inappeasable
inappellability
inappellable
inappetence
inappetences
inapplicability
inapplicable
inapplicableness

Literary usage of Inanity

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Crabb's English Synonyms by George Crabb (1917)
"VACANCY, VACUITY, inanity. Vacancy and vacuity both denote the space unoccupied, or the abstract quality of being unoccupied. inanity, from the Latin inani« ..."

2. The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon (1831)
"... and posterity, which admires the pure and singular glory of his elevation, must applaud his unrivalled generosity in the use of victory. inanity, ..."

3. The Works of Hannah More by Hannah More (1835)
"... have acquired some pious tendencies, his life became a scene of such inanity and restlessness, that he was impatient at being, for a moment, left alone. ..."

4. Electrical Papers by Oliver Heaviside (1894)
"Physical inanity of ¥. 10. When the motion of the electrification is all in one direction, say parallel to the ;-axis, u, AQ, and A are all parallel to this ..."

5. The Literary World by Samuel R. Crocker, Edward Abbott, Nicholas Paine Gilman, Madeline Vaughan Abbott Bushnell, Bliss Carman, Herbert Copeland (1886)
"... severely as " a piece of solemn inanity," and he wastes no enthusiasm over it. Mr. Sanborn, in his rather rambling paper on Goethe's Relation to English ..."

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