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 ?
Above his motionless figure the little cord and tassel on the stiff point of the hood swung about inanely in the gale.
As he spoke it seemed to him that he had behaved inanely, and it made it still harder to tell.
Great men have their surprising peculiarities," I observed inanely.
The Patriarch, meanwhile, came inanely beaming towards the counting-house in the wake of Pancks.
We followed her, nodding and smiling inanely, said 'ah' when she briefly opened a door to reveal a downstairs toilet; minuscule hand basin, avocado-coloured loo, fluffy pink mat circling its base, and a crocheted doll in loo-roll-shaped crinoline overseeing proceedings from her podium above the cistern.
If there's one thing that gets my goat it is being served by sales assistants who talk inanely to each other all the time they are supposed to be serving you.
He was grinning inanely and looked quite the picture of innocence.
Visitors to his website were greeted by a dishevelled-looking Chegwin, inanely gibbering in cyberspace.
Grinning inanely at all and sundry might be deemed good business, but if there's no feeling behind the smile, it's as empty as placatory words trotted out in a careless manner.
He will now be off our screens for more Saturdays than he is on it, leaving the loons who normally stand grinning inanely behind him searching morosely for something else to do.
The title alone will activate the catchiest tune in the world, which came with some of the most inanely syrupy lyrics ever penned.
Giggling inanely, she behaved more like she was posing for a raunchy men's magazine instead of supporting a fundraiser for an HIV charity.