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Origin of asinine
OTHER WORDS FROM asinineas·i·nine·ly, adverbas·i·nin·i·ty [as-uh-nin-i-tee], /ˌæs əˈnɪn ɪ ti/, noun
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The adjective asinine describes things that are foolish or unintelligent, as in asinine remarks. Do you know when to use asinine, fatuous, silly, inane, stupid, and foolish? Find out on Thesaurus.com.
Example sentences from the Web for asinine
Alas, what should be a runaway creative success for the game’s director, Josef Fares, is marred by a tone-deaf narrative element which shows that asinine ethnic caricatures unfortunately still exist in video games.‘It Takes Two’ tests your ability to save a marriage and fly a fidget spinner|Christopher Byrd|April 2, 2021|Washington Post
Is Olivia Pope an “Angry Black Woman,” as one asinine TV critic suggests?‘Scandal’ Review: Olivia Pope Has Lost Her Damn Mind|Kevin Fallon|September 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
That we find so hallowed and important, but also so asinine and silly?
She hypnotized Cory with her free spirit, freer hair, and asinine name, coaxing him out of his shell and into love with her.‘Boy Meets World’ Turns 20: The Silly Show We Can’t Help but Love|Kevin Fallon|September 24, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Asinine comments like this leave the President looking like the only mature kid in town.
Funny how the ones deemed “geniuses” always act the most asinine in relationships.
"We are somewhat surprised," he said, knowing it for an asinine remark but afraid to risk his dignity by being plainer.The Envoy, Her|Horace Brown Fyfe
Morsfield, entirely objecting to asinine harness with him, mocked at his invocation and intonation of the name of Jove.Lord Ormont and his Aminta, Complete|George Meredith
For these patriotic services the members of the asinine assembly are duly acknowledging their gratitude.Rowlandson the Caricaturist. First Volume|Joseph Grego
His faith was unshaken—in sheer asinine fatuity it was sublime.The Fall of a Nation|Thomas Dixon
One of them in particular, who shall be nameless, quite asinine.Italy; with sketches of Spain and Portugal|William Beckford