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inane

[ ih-neyn ]
/ ɪˈneɪn /
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adjective

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

noun

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

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Origin of inane

First recorded in 1655–65, inane is from the Latin word inānis
in·ane·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for inane

inane
/ (ɪˈneɪn) /

adjective

senseless, unimaginative, or empty; unintelligentinane remarks
inanely, adverb
C17: from Latin inānis empty
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