Inane definition

ĭn-ān
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Lacking sense or meaning; foolish; silly.
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Lacking sense or substance.

Interrupting with inane comments; angry with my inane roommate.

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(obs.) The void of infinite space.
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Lacking sense or meaning (often to the point of boredom or annoyance).

This supremely gifted kid told me that in the early elementary grades, the songs sung in music class were so inane that he wanted to skip grades already! Eventually he did, so better late than never.

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The definition of inane is someone or something that is dumb, pointless, silly or stupid.

An example of inane is having the same stupid discussion about the weather with your neighbor every day while you wait for the bus.

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That which is void or empty.
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Origin of inane

  • Latin inānis empty, lacking sense

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle French inane, from Latin inānis (“empty, vain, useless”).

    From Wiktionary