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Origin of inane
OTHER WORDS FROM inanein·ane·ly, adverb
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Something inane lacks sense, significance, or ideas. Do you know when to use inane, fatuous, silly, foolish, stupid, and asinine? Find out on Thesaurus.com.
Example sentences from the Web for inane
And they would, it seems, nominate any movie—no matter how inane—to get those big-name butts in the seats.The Golden Globes Sobers Up (Sort Of): Years of Ridicule and Bribery Rumors Scares HFPA Straight|Marlow Stern|December 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
If only instead of brushing off the seemingly inane, we asked ourselves but why is this person famous?
And beware the perky morning anchors with their inane questions (Aretha Franklin).
Inane and disturbing hashtags have been lobbed by those often far removed from the rocket fire.Is Twitter Trolling Making the Israel-Palestine Conflict Worse?|Emily Shire|July 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“X-men Origins: Wolverine” featured a pharmaceutical plot twist so inane it was almost awesome.Scandal’s Finale Featured One of the Most Preposterous TV Deaths Ever|Russell Saunders|April 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Alarm grew in Garnache's mind, but his face maintained its foolish vacancy, its inane smile.St. Martin's Summer|Rafael Sabatini
I should not allow inane sentimentality to influence me: it is beneath the revolutionist.Prison Memoirs of an Anarchist|Alexander Berkman
One can get amongst set after set of fellows, and into plenty of inane fashionable drawing-rooms; but, bai Jove!By Birth a Lady|George Manville Fenn
Among the Aryan nations an meant mind, and this term is clearly responsible for inane or without ane.Archaic England|Harold Bayley
Next week I shall devour them and think them, no doubt, inane.The Tragic Muse|Henry James