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.
How to use inane in a sentence
To stand or sit next to someone important and make him feel insecure by saying inane but profound-sounding things.
This is all a very long lead-up to discussing Fox’s new series Alter Ego, a show so inane that the pendulum swings the other way and forces you to think anthropologically about how we got here.‘Alter Ego’ Is the Most Dystopian Reality Competition Yet|Kevin Fallon|September 23, 2021|The Daily Beast
Which explains why the alternately charming and inane Cooking With Paris makes for such an uncanny viewing experience.The Surprisingly Complicated Pleasures of Cooking With Paris|Judy Berman|August 4, 2021|Time
Beyond social media, some of your friends also spam you with inane instant-message notifications.
It might well be a shock to you that members of the United States Congress would attach their names to formal documents defaced with inane, lame, juvenile titles.Style Conversational Week 1443: The Ballad of Gary Crockett|Pat Myers|July 1, 2021|Washington Post
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