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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.jejuneness - lacking and evidencing lack of experience of life
immatureness, immaturity - not having reached maturity
2.jejuneness - the quality of being vapid and unsophisticatedjejuneness - the quality of being vapid and unsophisticated
dullness - the quality of lacking interestingness; "the stories were of a dullness to bring a buffalo to its knees"
3.jejuneness - quality of lacking nutritive value
unwholesomeness, morbidness, morbidity - the quality of being unhealthful and generally bad for you


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This explains the crudeness, jejuneness, and superficiality mentioned by the censors.
my writing lost the jejuneness of my early compositions; the bones and cartilages began to clothe themselves with flesh, and the style became, at times, lively and almost light." With no little pride, Mill relates that his improvements in style were crowned with the gift of original thought, as first displayed in the new Radical organ Parliamentary History and Review.
In each of these 3 examples, the consonants are in alphabetical order and each consonant appears twice: iMMaNeNeSS (w2), JeJuNeNeSS, NoN-aPPeaReR In iSSeGGeDDa (a wadi in Mali), the consonants are in reverse alphabetical order and each like pair occurs as a doubled letter.