- lack of sense, significance, or ideas; silliness.
- something inane.
- shallowness; superficiality.
Origin of inanity
Examples from the Web for inanities
Contemporary Examples of inanities
Moulitsas is at his best when he snarks about the inanities being passed along the airwaves and through the halls of Congress.Hunting the 'American Taliban'
August 27, 2010
Historical Examples of inanities
The inanities of an afternoon At Home are more than I can bear.The Smart Set
With despair she heard herself bringing out these inanities.Horace Chase
Constance Fenimore Woolson
But this life out here has spoiled me for inanities forever.The Song of the Wolf
Platitudes, generalities, inanities; and inanities, platitudes and generalities in reply.Double Trouble
I am sick to death of the inanities of the dandies and fops of the town.Tom Tufton's Travels
- lack of intelligence or imagination; senselessness; silliness
- a senseless action, remark, etc
- archaic emptiness
Word Origin and History for inanities
c.1600, "emptiness, hollowness," literal and figurative, from French inanité or directly from Latin inanitas "emptiness, empty space," figuratively "worthlessness," noun of quality from inanis "empty, void, worthless, useless," of uncertain origin.