Jejune meaning

jə-jo͝on
Lacking maturity; childish.

Surprised by their jejune responses to our problems.

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The definition of jejune is something that is not nourishing, is not interesting or is childish.

An example of a jejune diet is donuts for breakfast.

An example of a jejune story is a ten minute story about someone eating a piece of celery.

An example of a jejune act is an adult pouting about not getting their way.

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Not interesting; dull.
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Lacking in nutrition.

A jejune diet.

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Not nourishing; barren.
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Not interesting or satisfying; dull or empty.
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Not mature; childish.
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Lacking in nutrition.

A jejune diet.

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Lacking matter; empty; devoid of substance.
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Origin of jejune

  • From Latin iēiūnus meager, dry, fasting

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

  • From Latin iēiūnus.

    From Wiktionary