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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.
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!
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.
Harker to me, instantly turning them back again, "What an asinine question
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While mudslinging and hurling of insults and accusations on one another have daily been heard as if it's holy recitation and is obligatory for them to start with, Pakistani politicians have also been seen for a few years to propagate dharna culture to get their unreasonable and asinine demands satisfied.
The argument that this rebellion can be quelled in 60 days is asinine,' he said.
But like every cultural touchstone that merits our fullest emotional engagement, Star Trek resonates because so many of us are swayed by its ethos, and its ethos has always been about avoiding precisely the sort of prickish move CBS just pulled with their asinine paywall.
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Many of the book's weaker chapters and Ana's asinine inner monologue have been stripped out, but not the sex.