What does asinine mean?

Definitions for asinine
ˈæs əˌnaɪnasi·nine

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. asinine, fatuous, inane, mindless, vacuous(adj)

    devoid of intelligence


  1. asinine(Adjective)

    Failing to exercise intelligence or judgment; ridiculously below average rationality.

  2. asinine(Adjective)

    Of, pertaining to, or characteristic of donkeys.

  3. Origin: From asininus.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Asinine(adj)

    of or belonging to, or having the qualities of, the ass, as stupidity and obstinacy

  2. Origin: [L. asininus, fr. asinus ass. See Ass.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Asinine

    as′in-īn, adj. of or like an ass.—n. Asinin′ity. [See Ass.]

How to pronounce asinine?

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of asinine in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of asinine in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of asinine in a Sentence

  1. Daniel Lebensohn:

    I know that sounds asinine.

  2. Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters:

    I've been doing this for over 30 years. This is the most asinine act I've ever seen a police officer make -- totally unwarranted, it's an absolute tragedy in the year 2015 that anyone would behave in this manner. It was senseless.

  3. Carrie Fisher:

    She's a prisoner of a giant testicle who has a lot of saliva going on and she does not want to wear that thing and it's ultimately that chain, which you're now indicating is some sort of accessory to SM, that is used to kill the giant saliva testicle, that's asinine.

  4. Alexis Templeton:

    I am desensitized to things like that, but it has been happening to black lives for so long, if there is no video, folks don't believe it because it sounds so asinine that something like this would ever happen in this country. But with a video, you can't say it's not happening.

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