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as·i·nine

 (ăs′ə-nīn′)
adj.
1. Utterly stupid or silly: asinine behavior.
2. Of, relating to, or resembling an ass.

[Latin asinīnus, of an ass, from asinus, ass, of pre-Roman Mediterranean origin; akin to Armenian ēs, Greek onos, and Hieroglyphic Luwian -asna- in tarkasna-, ass, all probably ultimately from an ancient Near Eastern source akin to Sumerian anše, ass, and perhaps Akkadian atānu, she-ass.]

as′i·nine′ly adv.
as′i·nin′i·ty (-nĭn′ĭ-tē) n.

asinine

(ˈæsɪˌnaɪn)
adj
1. obstinate or stupid
2. (Zoology) resembling an ass
[C16: from Latin asinīnus, from asinus ass1]
ˈasiˌninely adv
asininity n

as•i•nine

(ˈæs əˌnaɪn)

adj.
1. unintelligent; silly; stupid.
2. of or like an equine ass.
[1600–10; < Latin asinīnus=asin(us) ass1 + -īnus -ine1]
as′i•nine`ly, adv.
as`i•nin′i•ty (-ˈnɪn ɪ ti) n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.asinine - devoid of intelligence
foolish - devoid of good sense or judgment; "foolish remarks"; "a foolish decision"

asinine

adjective stupid, silly, foolish, daft (informal), senseless, goofy (informal), idiotic, inane, fatuous, moronic, imbecile, gormless (Brit. informal), brainless, imbecilic, braindead (informal), dumb-ass (slang), dead from the neck up (informal), thickheaded, dunderheaded, halfwitted, thick-witted I have never heard such an asinine discussion.
bright, sharp, smart, wise, clever, intelligent, sensible, sage, sane, brainy (informal), quick-witted
Translations
aasiaasimainentyperä
asininaasininumasininus
głupiośli

asinine

[ˈæsɪnaɪn] ADJ
1. (frm) (= ass-like) → asnal
2. (= stupid) → estúpido

asinine

[ˈæsɪnaɪn] adj (= idiotic, moronic) [person, answer] → sot(te)

asinine

adjidiotisch; what an asinine thing to do!wie kann man bloß so ein Esel sein!

asinine

[ˈæsɪnaɪn] adj (liter) → asinesco/a, asinino/a
References in classic literature ?
She had indeed suspected him of weakness almost asinine with respect to Gertrude, but then all men were asses in their dealings with women, and since he had transferred his weakness to her own account it no longer seemed to need justification.
Harker to me, instantly turning them back again, "What an asinine question
Where Mr Lloyd George referred to the House of Lords as blithering backwoodsmen and asinine anachronisms, Mr Rackstraw scorned to be so guarded in his speech.
I love them for their witless platitudes, for their supernatural ability to bore, for their delightful asinine vanity, for their luxuriant fertility of imagination, for their startling, their brilliant, their overwhelming mendacity!
We come to wear one cut of face and figure, and acquire by degrees the gentlest asinine expression.
Many of the book's weaker chapters and Ana's asinine inner monologue have been stripped out, but not the sex.
But this editorial isn't about asinine airline travel, it's about stuff nobody needs.
With what and from where such asinine assessment of the situation came from, we can only imagine.
Yes, there will inevitably be asinine jokes about who will be the bride and who will wear the trousers My only thought was that at one time in the 80s gays seemed to have their own very edgy culture that proved a strong and valuable contrast with the mainstream.
The cause was a stay bullet from on those asinine celebrations with live ammo.
IT is sad to see how deluded some people are, and in today''s edition of THE JOURNAL we have David Cox''s asinine view that Margaret Thatcher was not hated.
There are several details in the Phaedrus passage against which Apuleius seems to invite us to read his asinine Lucius.