Origin of inane
Examples 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
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
I find those to be the most inane, irritating things one could imagine.How I Write: James McBride, The New National Book Award Winner For Fiction|Noah Charney|December 4, 2013|DAILY BEAST
How empty and inane these entries seemed beside this rich and eventful twenty-four hours just passed!The Valiants of Virginia|Hallie Erminie Rives
Nobody minded her much but Mary, who was motherly, kind, and reverential always to the inane beauty.Agatha's Husband|Dinah Maria Craik (AKA: Dinah Maria Mulock)
How much more Kathryn might have said she was never to know, for Mary-Clare raised a hand as though to stay the inane torrent.At the Crossroads|Harriet T. Comstock
They stood in inane suspense till Bresnahan led them out, rumbling, "How about planning a fishing-trip, Will?"Main Street|Sinclair Lewis
But her kindness was so sound and steadfast that this occasional lapse into her inane mumbling did not much impress me.Tramping with Tramps|Josiah Flynt
Word Origin for inane
"silly, empty-headed," 1819, earlier "empty" (1660s), a back-formation from inanity. Related: Inanely.