Examples from the Web for asinine
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.
Actress Ashley Judd, who campaigned against the aerial slaughter of wolves, is “a perky, pretty celebrity” with “asinine plans.”
"That sounds about as asinine as the droolings of the average psychiatrist," I muttered.The Chameleon Man|William P. McGivern
All the asinine proportions of the affair had been so explained to her as to leave no doubt on her mind as to the matter.The Landleaguers|Anthony Trollope
Perhaps this is only another example of the asinine and anserous dunderheadedness of these crass provincials.
I—I was a brute to propose such an asinine thing, but having done so I am bound to see you out of the difficulty.Room Number 3|Anna Katharine Green
"I never heard of such an asinine proposition," sputtered Deppingham.The Man From Brodney's|George Barr McCutcheon
British Dictionary definitions for asinine
Word Origin for asinine
Word Origin and History for asinine
c.1600, "obstinate, stupid," from Latin asininus "stupid," literally "like an ass," from asinus "ass," also "dolt, blockhead" (see ass (n.1)). The literal sense in English is recorded from 1620s.