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.
If so, that was thematically heavy-handed and cinematically jejune.
The celebrated act epitomizes genuine altruism, not the humdrum jejune play to the gallery by conventional politicians.
In an election though, more candidates wanting to wrest the lone seat as in the case of the Speakership at the House of Representatives, it would be un-fun, if not a jejune contest ahead.
JEJUNE A Overly simplistic B Light-hearted C Bird of the crow family who am I?
Our universities dish out jejune research papers that are nothing short of cut-paste products.
To criticize against it wouldn't be a jejune, but a better explanation to Ghanaians will be accepted with open arms.
Nothing is more certain than that the White Paper's jejune attempt to have it both ways will fail to survive serious scrutiny on either side of the Channel.
President Duterte's criticism of the Creation story in Genesis is jejune. It is immature, not because it questions the very notion of a wise God (for the record, that's a good question), but because it understands the story in literal terms, and then proceeds to ridicule the literalness of it.
Jejune: (a) hatred (b) luxurious (c) momism (d) uninteresting 6.