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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
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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 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?
The little jokes, the chatter, the inanities of the afternoon had shrivelled up before her eyes.
There's no point lingering on the inanities that gum up the usual restaurant reviews, quibbling about textures or aromas or other terms technocrats make up when they can't feel a thing.
The Supreme Court has opened the floodgates for such inanities.
And while it has its plus points, the anniversary marks a decade of people oversharing, trolling and penning inanities.
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.
Pseudonymous commenters seemingly have limitless time to post inanities, vitriol, sexually explicit, mindless, vulgar and hurtful notes about people and things of which they have only cursory knowledge.
Caranfil imagines the protagonists as fully cognizant of the sociopolitical inanities that surround them--not least of which is the government's totally false propaganda film about the heist, in which the culprits are forced to participate after having been arrested and condemned to death.
Surely our police and courts can be better occupied crime-fighting than pursuing such inanities.