- lacking sense, significance, or ideas; silly: inane questions.
- empty; void.
- something that is empty or void, especially the void of infinite space.
Origin of inane
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Related Words for inanelyinsanely, extremely, comically, preposterously, ludicrously, humorously, inanely
Examples from the Web for inanely
Historical Examples of inanely
Inanely I would pound my head as though to put punch into it.The Harbor
Eddie mumbled, inanely, "You didn't mind it this mornin', buggy-ridin'."In a Little Town
If it was from any other family he tuck it so inanely, I wouldn't care so much; but from them!The Dead Boxer
“My widow, if you are going to be so darned particular about it,” he shouted, inanely.What's-His-Name
George Barr McCutcheon
He thought at that moment, inanely, he should play more handball.You Don't Make Wine Like the Greeks Did
David E. Fisher
- senseless, unimaginative, or empty; unintelligentinane remarks
Word Origin for inane
Word Origin and History for inanely
"silly, empty-headed," 1819, earlier "empty" (1660s), a back-formation from inanity. Related: Inanely.