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Meaning of INANE

Pronunciation:  i'neyn

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[adj]  complacently or inanely foolish
 

INANE is a 5 letter word that starts with I.

 

 Synonyms: asinine, fatuous, foolish, mindless, vacuous
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \In*ane"\, a. [L. inanis.]
    Without contents; empty; void of sense or intelligence;
    purposeless; pointless; characterless; useless. ``Vague and
    inane instincts.'' --I. Taylor. -- {In*ane"ly}, adv.
    
    
  2. \In*ane"\, n.
    That which is void or empty. [R.]
    
          The undistinguishable inane of infinite space. --Locke.
    
    
 
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