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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 ?
Therese came in with a dish, and for the rest of the lunch the conversation so well begun drifted amongst the most appalling inanities of the religious-royalist-legitimist order.
The little jokes, the chatter, the inanities of the afternoon had shrivelled up before her eyes.
The two women exchanged the necessary number of inanities, then the Marchioness turned to Wingrave.
If this young lord does dog your footsteps, and whisper his drivelling inanities in your ears, what of it?
Tragically, as a result, many of Tara's raving inanities ended up on the cutting-room floor.
The spoof documentary follows heavy metal band Spinal Tap as they make a disastrous tour of the States, mouthing wacky inanities to the camera.
Among the many inanities, gaffes and improbabilities, we have Sheen barely limping after a fall from a window cleaner's cradle that should have been fatal, assassins who've forgotten how to shoot, and the most complicated method of assassination ever dreamt up.
Why do we Brits adopt such a superior attitude when we're far more obsessed with this camp bonfire of the inanities than the rest?
Three episodes in and it is clear that Peter Kay and Sian Gibson - and nobody else - belong in that car, swapping amusing inanities and mild insults.
LADY Hopkins of the Odious Gob is back with more vile diatribes and posturing inanities - all of it with the sole purpose of keeping her in the headlines.
These were fleeting moments, restricted to handshaking and inanities on my part, " What a great pleasure and honour to meet you, sir".
Surely our police and courts can be better occupied crime-fighting than pursuing such inanities.