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in·ane

 (ĭn-ān′)
adj. in·an·er, in·an·est
Lacking sense or substance: interrupting with inane comments; angry with my inane roommate.

[Latin inānis, empty, lacking sense.]

in·ane′ly adv.

inane

(ɪˈneɪn)
adj
senseless, unimaginative, or empty; unintelligent: inane remarks.
[C17: from Latin inānis empty]
inˈanely adv

in•ane

(ɪˈneɪn)

adj.
1. lacking sense, significance, or ideas; silly: inane questions.
2. empty; void.
n.
3. something that is empty or void, esp. the void of infinite space.
[1655–65; < Latin inānis empty, false, vain]
in•ane′ly, adv.
syn: See foolish.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.inane - devoid of intelligence
foolish - devoid of good sense or judgment; "foolish remarks"; "a foolish decision"

inane

adjective senseless, stupid, silly, empty, daft (informal), worthless, futile, trifling, frivolous, mindless, goofy (informal), idiotic, vacuous, fatuous, puerile, vapid, unintelligent, asinine, imbecilic, devoid of intelligence He always had this inane grin.
serious, significant, sensible, profound, worthwhile, meaningful, weighty

inane

adjective
Lacking intelligent thought or content:
Translations

inane

[ɪˈneɪn] ADJ [remark] → necio, fatuo, sonso (LAm); [laugh, task, activity] → tonto; [expression] (on face) → estúpido

inane

[ɪˈneɪn] adj [laugh, remark] → inepte

inane

adjdumm; suggestion alsohirnverbrannt

inane

[ɪˈneɪn] adj (remark) → sciocco/a, stupido/a
References in classic literature ?
Certainly," I replied with inane promptitude, for I had no notion of her drift; but then she ran off in a scurry of laughter, and still puzzled I turned into my room, TO FIND, neatly hung over the end of the bed, nothing less than the dainty petticoat and silk stockings of Sylvia Joy.
Not at all silly," said I, losing my temper; "here for example, I take this Square," and, at the word, I grasped a moveable Square, which was lying at hand -- "and I move it, you see, not Northward but -- yes, I move it Upward -- that is to say, not Northward, but I move it somewhere -- not exactly like this, but somehow --" Here I brought my sentence to an inane conclusion, shaking the Square about in a purposeless manner, much to the amusement of my Grandson, who burst out laughing louder than ever, and declared that I was not teaching him, but joking with him; and so saying he unlocked the door and ran out of the room.
They made inane and affected remarks to one another, entirely for her benefit.
In order to cover his embarrassment, he made some inane remark on the weather, upon which, instead of returning another inane remark according to the tacit rules of the game, she only gave him a smile of unfathomable meaning.
It is an inane town, filled with sham, and petty fraud, and snobbery, but the baths are good.
Yet I read his stuff, and it seems to me the perfection of the felicitous expression of the inane.
There was something of naive, odious, and inane simplicity about that unfrequented tiny crumb of earth named after Jean Jacques Rousseau.
There were no inane snapshot-reproductions in those days.
Pancks steamed out of his little dock at a quarter before six, and bore straight down for the Patriarch, who happened to be then driving, in an inane manner, through a stagnant account of Bleeding Heart Yard.
Some would even descend from their vehicles and feel the horses' legs; asking inane questions, or, through sheer ignorance of the vernacular, grossly insulting the imperturbable trader.
The bow-windows on the ground floor finished in inane balconies to the first-floor windows.
The same fleshy-faced girl, with the same inane smile, and with no other expression whatever, appears under every form of illustration, week after week, and month after month, all the year round.