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as·i·nine

 (ăs′ə-nīn′)
adj.
1. Utterly stupid or silly: asinine behavior.
2. Of, relating to, or resembling an ass.

[Latin asinīnus, of an ass, from asinus, ass, of pre-Roman Mediterranean origin; akin to Armenian ēs, Greek onos, and Hieroglyphic Luwian -asna- in tarkasna-, ass, all probably ultimately from an ancient Near Eastern source akin to Sumerian anše, ass, and perhaps Akkadian atānu, she-ass.]

as′i·nine′ly adv.
as′i·nin′i·ty (-nĭn′ĭ-tē) n.
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asinine

(ˈæsɪˌnaɪn)
adj
1. obstinate or stupid
2. (Zoology) resembling an ass
[C16: from Latin asinīnus, from asinus ass1]
ˈasiˌninely adv
asininity n
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as•i•nine

(ˈæs əˌnaɪn)

adj.
1. unintelligent; silly; stupid.
2. of or like an equine ass.
[1600–10; < Latin asinīnus=asin(us) ass1 + -īnus -ine1]
as′i•nine`ly, adv.
as`i•nin′i•ty (-ˈnɪn ɪ ti) n.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.asinine - devoid of intelligence
foolish - devoid of good sense or judgment; "foolish remarks"; "a foolish decision"
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asinine

adjective stupid, silly, foolish, daft (informal), senseless, goofy (informal), idiotic, inane, fatuous, moronic, imbecile, gormless (Brit. informal), brainless, imbecilic, braindead (informal), dumb-ass (slang), dead from the neck up (informal), thickheaded, dunderheaded, halfwitted, thick-witted I have never heard such an asinine discussion.
bright, sharp, smart, wise, clever, intelligent, sensible, sage, sane, brainy (informal), quick-witted
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Translations
aasiaasimainentyperä
asininaasininumasininus
głupiośli

asinine

[ˈæsɪnaɪn] ADJ
1. (frm) (= ass-like) → asnal
2. (= stupid) → estúpido
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asinine

[ˈæsɪnaɪn] adj (= idiotic, moronic) [person, answer] → sot(te)
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asinine

adjidiotisch; what an asinine thing to do!wie kann man bloß so ein Esel sein!
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asinine

[ˈæsɪnaɪn] adj (liter) → asinesco/a, asinino/a
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References in classic literature ?
I love them for their witless platitudes, for their supernatural ability to bore, for their delightful asinine vanity, for their luxuriant fertility of imagination, for their startling, their brilliant, their overwhelming mendacity!
Where Mr Lloyd George referred to the House of Lords as blithering backwoodsmen and asinine anachronisms, Mr Rackstraw scorned to be so guarded in his speech.
It may be said, generally, that all literature is more or less Asinine.
Harker to me, instantly turning them back again, "What an asinine question!"
We come to wear one cut of face and figure, and acquire by degrees the gentlest asinine expression.
No disrespect intended to the many responsible gun owners in the nation's most populous state, but that's asinine. Most background checks will take two minutes and cost $1.
The press, who like to blow a gasket over asinine identity politics, either fell asleep at the wheel or else sought to smear Assange in his most difficult hour.
Further, amid the supposed 'asinine behavior' of the honorary consul, Locsin hailed other honorary consuls 'who are such a help to the Philippines and such an honor to the countries they represent, my deepest appreciation and thanks for your service.'
There are some asinine tricks in the book, such as neutralize brassy hair with Kool-Aid, rejuvenate blonde hair with ketchup, wash hair with freshly beaten egg yolks.
He is rewarding them by pursuing asinine policies such as the one he recently announced of separating children from their parents when apprehended at the US-Mexico border in their efforts to enter the US without a visa.
In the federal government's asinine bid to control the exchange rate, and the constant fear of low foreign currency reserves, some potential acquirers say that the government may give them hard time when they seek to close the transaction, and may find excuses to delay or even block any transaction that would have a significant impact on the country's foreign exchange reserves.