jejune


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je·june

 (jə-jo͞on′)
adj.
1. Not interesting; dull: "and there pour forth jejune words and useless empty phrases" (Anthony Trollope).
2. Lacking maturity; childish: surprised by their jejune responses to our problems.
3. Lacking in nutrition: a jejune diet.

[From Latin iēiūnus, meager, dry, fasting.]

je·june′ly adv.
je·june′ness n.

jejune

(dʒɪˈdʒuːn)
adj
1. simple; naive; unsophisticated
2. insipid; dull; dry
3. lacking nourishment; insubstantial or barren
[C17: from Latin jējūnus hungry, empty]
jeˈjunely adv
jeˈjuneness, jeˈjunity n

je•june

(dʒɪˈdʒun)

adj.
1. lacking interest or significance; insipid: a jejune novel.
2. lacking maturity; childish: jejune behavior.
3. lacking nutritive elements: a jejune diet.
[1605–15; < Latin jējūnus empty, poor, mean]
je•june′ly, adv.
je•june′ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.jejune - lacking in nutritive value; "the jejune diets of the very poor"
unwholesome - detrimental to physical or moral well-being; "unwholesome food"; "unwholesome habits like smoking"
2.jejune - displaying or suggesting a lack of maturityjejune - displaying or suggesting a lack of maturity; "adolescent insecurity"; "jejune responses to our problems"; "their behavior was juvenile"; "puerile jokes"
immature - characteristic of a lack of maturity; "immature behavior"
3.jejune - lacking interest or significance or impact; "an insipid personality"; "jejune novel"
uninteresting - arousing no interest or attention or curiosity or excitement; "a very uninteresting account of her trip"

jejune

adjective
1. (Formal) simple, silly, juvenile, naive, pointless, childish, immature, senseless, unsophisticated, puerile They were of great service in correcting my jejune generalizations.
2. (Old-fashioned) dull, dry, banal, prosaic, colourless, uninteresting, inane, insipid, wishy-washy (informal), vapid We knew we were in for a pretty long, jejune evening.

jejune

adjective
Lacking the qualities requisite for spiritedness and originality:
Informal: wishy-washy.
Translations

jejune

[dʒɪˈdʒuːn] ADJ
1. (= naïve) → cándido
2. (= dull) [subject] → árido; [evening] → aburrido
3. (= insipid) → insípido, sin sustancia

jejune

adj (liter: = dull) → fade, langweilig; (= naive, simple)simpel
References in classic literature ?
It is undeniable that but for the desire to be where Dorothea was, and perhaps the want of knowing what else to do, Will would not at this time have been meditating on the needs of the English people or criticising English statesmanship: he would probably have been rambling in Italy sketching plans for several dramas, trying prose and finding it too jejune, trying verse and finding it too artificial, beginning to copy "bits" from old pictures, leaving off because they were "no good," and observing that, after all, self-culture was the principal point; while in politics he would have been sympathizing warmly with liberty and progress in general.
I am not sure that he would not have longed for the quarrelling again, if it had ceased for an entire week; and it is certain that an acquiescent, mild wife would have left his meditations comparatively jejune and barren of mystery.
We pass in the world for sects and schools, for erudition and piety, and we are all the time jejune babes.
But instantly, the Lagos State government dismissed the threat, saying Governor Ambode cannot be distracted from his set goal of delivering quality dividends of democracy to Lagosians by the party, which it said was reputed for making infantile and highly jejune statements.
Her analysis should (but won't) end the jejune debates of academics over "realism" and "idealism," to say nothing of "soft power.
This year, the Sandiganbayan played catch-up with the Supreme Court and lifted the blindfold too - and saw, with the fresh eyes of a new, tie-breaking appointee of President Duterte - that because of former senator Jinggoy Estrada's prominence, he was not a flight risk ('the probability of flight is not that much,' in the jejune language of the anti-graft court) and that the previous finding that there was strong evidence of Estrada's guilt could be set aside.
From that beginning Readers are carried along with this jejune almost adolescent who is so like many youngsters we all know, not really a baby, but is not quite as grown up and ready to face whatever may await as they may think they are.
Obama got new lawyers, much more clever than the old Bush lawyers with their jejune theory that the president is an elected king who can violate the law with impunity simply by reciting the magic jingle "commander-in-chief.
JEJUNE A Empty B Light-hearted C Bird of the crow family who am I?
On returning to his rooms in college he "found them exactly as I had left them that morning, I detected a jejune air that had not irked me before.
There's no denying the energy and the passion of his inventive Interpretation, but It's a jejune piece, lacking the near-universal appeal of his 2013 electropop opera "Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812.
In November, when I presented my findings on graffiti at a conference in Athens entitled "The War on the Human," most Greek students in attendance seemed nonplussed by my jejune lecture.