inane

[ ih-neyn ]
/ ɪˈneɪn /

adjective

lacking sense, significance, or ideas; silly: inane questions.
empty; void.

noun

something that is empty or void, especially the void of infinite space.

Origin of inane

First recorded in 1655–65, inane is from the Latin word inānis
Related formsin·ane·ly, adverb
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inane

/ (ɪˈneɪn) /

adjective

senseless, unimaginative, or empty; unintelligentinane remarks

Derived Formsinanely, adverb

Word Origin for inane

C17: from Latin inānis empty
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