inanely


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Related to inanely: indescribably, bewildering

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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.inanely - vacuously or complacently and unconsciously foolish
Translations

inanely

[ɪˈneɪnlɪ] ADV [talk] → a lo tonto
they chatted on inanely about the weathersiguieron charlando a lo tonto sobre el tiempo
he went through the bar grinning inanelypasó por el bar riéndose como un tonto

inanely

[ɪˈneɪnli] adv [grin] → bêtement

inanely

advdumm; they chatted on inanelysie plauderten albern weiter; he suggested inanely that …er machte den hirnverbrannten Vorschlag, zu …
References in classic literature ?
As he spoke it seemed to him that he had behaved inanely, and it made it still harder to tell.
Above his motionless figure the little cord and tassel on the stiff point of the hood swung about inanely in the gale.
The Patriarch, meanwhile, came inanely beaming towards the counting-house in the wake of Pancks.
Great men have their surprising peculiarities," I observed inanely.
On Day Nine of his self-imposed incarceration, the magician revealed he can't stop thinking about what to eat and has caught himself giggling inanely.
He continues to smile inanely, convinced they will win her over.
I smile inanely at anyone who catches my eye - like a dog pleading for its owner's attention - feeling insignificant, unloved.
This is not about "cheap flights for businessmen" as one Labour spokesman inanely put it.
Horror cinema's most enduring cliche involves characters inanely putting themselves in harm's way, and "The Abandoned" does not dispatch with such familiar silliness.
As long as Clare has yet another vehicle to chat inanely to people - that's OK.
Not to mention mastering the skill of chatting inanely on mobile phones whilst driving.
I once broke into the set of Friends just to see the beautiful Le Blanc (next time you watch Ross and Emily's wedding, I'm sitting at the back on the left in a white suit grinning inanely.