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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.

asinine

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

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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.asinine - devoid of intelligence
foolish - devoid of good sense or judgment; "foolish remarks"; "a foolish decision"

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
Translations
aasiaasimainentyperä
asininaasininumasininus
głupiośli

asinine

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

asinine

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

asinine

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

asinine

[ˈæsɪnaɪn] adj (liter) → asinesco/a, asinino/a
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The tragedies at Aranayake and Kosgama (Salawa) and the 'Austin, you don't know the protocol' confrontation at Sampur were not asininely turned to be at respectively Bandaranayake, Kosgoda or Thoppur.
If carrying a pregnancy to term would "merely" permanently maim or disable the woman, then, according to the asininely named "March for Life," she must be legally forbidden from getting an abortion.
Although in French stupidity and animals are inextricable (bete, betise, betifier--to talk asininely), though there are dogs and underdogs, in both these authors the dogs are equal picaresque heroes, and lend themselves to pointed humour.