What does inane mean?

Definitions for inane

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word inane.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. asinine, fatuous, inane, mindless, vacuousadjective

    devoid of intelligence


  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.]

How to pronounce inane?

How to say inane in sign language?


  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.

Images & Illustrations of inane

  1. inaneinaneinaneinaneinane

Popularity rank by frequency of use


Translations for inane

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for inane »


Find a translation for the inane definition in other languages:

Select another language:

  • - Select -
  • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
  • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
  • Español (Spanish)
  • Esperanto (Esperanto)
  • 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Português (Portuguese)
  • Deutsch (German)
  • العربية (Arabic)
  • Français (French)
  • Русский (Russian)
  • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
  • 한국어 (Korean)
  • עברית (Hebrew)
  • Gaeilge (Irish)
  • Українська (Ukrainian)
  • اردو (Urdu)
  • Magyar (Hungarian)
  • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Italiano (Italian)
  • தமிழ் (Tamil)
  • Türkçe (Turkish)
  • తెలుగు (Telugu)
  • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
  • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
  • Čeština (Czech)
  • Polski (Polish)
  • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Românește (Romanian)
  • Nederlands (Dutch)
  • Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • Latinum (Latin)
  • Svenska (Swedish)
  • Dansk (Danish)
  • Suomi (Finnish)
  • فارسی (Persian)
  • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
  • հայերեն (Armenian)
  • Norsk (Norwegian)
  • English (English)

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:

Discuss these inane definitions with the community:



    Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:


    "inane." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2021. Web. 22 Sep. 2021. <https://www.definitions.net/definition/inane>.

    Are we missing a good definition for inane? Don't keep it to yourself...

    Browse Definitions.net

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Chrome

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Firefox

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!


    Are you a words master?

    transmitting light; able to be seen through with clarity
    • A. occasional
    • B. transparent
    • C. dependable
    • D. brilliant

    Nearby & related entries:

    Alternative searches for inane: