inane

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Related to inanities: fatuous, fatuity

inane

empty, pointless, lacking sense, complacently foolish: I was bored by the lecturer’s inane presentation.
Not to be confused with:
insane – afflicted with mental derangement, having a disordered mind, mad: Her bizarre threats were the result of an insane jealousy.

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 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.
In terms of intelligence, it's definitely a terrible 'mismatch.' Panelo sounds more like an idiot mouthing inanities than a lawyer.
Then, the 'must do' rituals of reading the minutes of the last meeting, arguing over inanities such as timing of speakers and names mis-spelt, etc.
There are less demonstrative ways to share grief than to shout inanities at the top of one's voice against a real or imagined foe.
Chris has got a new gig Chris, you're going to be paid two million quid a year to yell inanities in between jingles to less than 1% of the UK population.
Money-backed "Experts" concoct inanities and foist Them on a gullible public already Conned by priests, polls, politicos, And special-interest-paid-for scientific theories.
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.
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?