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inane (in AYN) (adjective); inaner, more inane; inanest, most inane
1. Lacking in sense; empty-headed; vapid: Because of his nonsensical behavior, Hank was considered to be an inane person.
2. Empty of meaning; pointless; foolish: The senatorial candidate's inane remarks during her political speeches resulted in her defeat at the polls.
3. Characteristic of being unthinking, unintelligent, ridiculous, etc.: Suggesting that people don't need a university or college degree to prepare them for better paying jobs is the inanest thing that Irene had ever read in the newspaper.

There is no doubt in Janet's thinking that the mayor who was caught taking drugs, and denying it, is the most inane person that she has ever heard about.

4. Etymology: from 1819, "silly, empty-headed"; earlier in 1662, "empty", a back-formation of inanity, "emptiness, hollowness"; later, in 1753, "silliness", from French inanité; which came from Latin inanitatem, "emptiness", from inanis, "empty, void, useless, worthless".
  • foolish, senseless, vapid, silly, absurd, vacuous, void of intelligence, shallow, pointless, asinine, nonsensical, empty, ridiculous.
  • unthinking, unintelligent.
  • stupid, idiotic, meaningless, fatuous.
Empty; especially, void of sense or significance.
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Lacking in substance or substance.
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inane (in AYN) (adjective)
1. Very silly or stupid: Polly keeps interrupting Albert with her inane comments.
2. Empty, vacant; lacking sense or meaning; foolish, pointless: Cleo quickly got tired of the inane questions the people were asking her.
insane (in SAYN) (adjective)
Having or showing severe mental illness; mentally ill or deranged: The murderer was found to be criminally insane.

It was insane of the prisoners to think that they could get away with their inane plan to escape from prison by digging a hole through the wall.

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(Latin: inanis, empty, void; worthless, useless; foolish)
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Latin: inanis, empty, void; worthless, useless; foolish; in this unit.
A reference to making no sense or being without significance; conveying silliness and being pointless. (2)