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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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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.
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.
Richard Rorty comes out with a programme which sounds dire in the extreme--a rechauffe of the preciosity and jejuneness of Pater, Huysmans, and Wilde, in which he sees the prime value and 'aim of a just and free society as letting its citizens be as privatistic, "irrationalist" and aestheticist as they please so long as they do it on their own time--causing no harm to others and using no resources needed by those less advantaged'.