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Princeton's WordNet

  1. asinine, fatuous, inane, mindless, vacuousadjective

    devoid of intelligence

Wiktionary

  1. inaneadjective

    Lacking sense or meaning (often implying, "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.

    Etymology: From inanis.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Inaneadjective

    without contents; empty; void of sense or intelligence; purposeless; pointless; characterless; useless

    Etymology: [L. inanis.]

  2. Inanenoun

    that which is void or empty

    Etymology: [L. inanis.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Inane

    in-ān′, adj. empty, void: void of intelligence: useless.—ns. Inani′tion, exhaustion from want of food; Inan′ity, senselessness: worthlessness: any kind of vain frivolity. [L. inanis.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of inane in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of inane in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of inane in a Sentence

  1. Søren Kierkegaard, Journal 1848:

    Of all tyrannies democracy is the most agonizing, the most inane, the absolute fall of everything great and elevated.

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