asinine

[ as-uh-nahyn ]
/ ˈæs əˌnaɪn /

adjective

foolish, unintelligent, or silly; stupid: It is surprising that supposedly intelligent people can make such asinine statements.
of or like an ass: asinine obstinacy; asinine features.

Origin of asinine

1600–10; < Latin asinīnus, equivalent to asin(us) ass1 + -īnus -ine1

OTHER WORDS FROM asinine

as·i·nine·ly, adverbas·i·nin·i·ty [as-uh-nin-i-tee] /ˌæs əˈnɪn ɪ ti/, noun
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asinine
/ (ˈæsɪˌnaɪn) /

adjective

obstinate or stupid
resembling an ass

Derived forms of asinine

asininely, adverbasininity (ˌæsɪˈnɪnɪtɪ), noun

Word Origin for asinine

C16: from Latin asinīnus, from asinus ass 1
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