noun, plural in·an·i·ties for 2.
Examples from the Web for inanity
And I can tap and tap and tap and yo and yo and yo, contemplating or not contemplating the inanity that is this life.
Forget the humor of Stephen Colbert, wisdom of Steve Jobs, or inanity of Arnold Schwarzenegger.Chubby Korean Baby Dance, Goat Riding Guy Riding Bike, and More Viral Videos|The Daily Beast Video|June 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Urbanski can hold forth on the inanity of man-made climate change like a pro.
I justified Lizzie to the very full now; and I took refuge from the inanity of the sermon in thinking about her faithfulness.Adela Cathcart, Vol. 2|George MacDonald
It is almost a p. 14Shame to put you to it by such a piece of inanity as this letter.Letters of Edward FitzGerald to Fanny Kemble (1871-1883)|Edward FitzGerald
Nobody, nothing could, in the time of his inanity, have made him turn a hair.The Sacred Fount|Henry James
One of the officers was very surly, and declared he could not be responsible for the inanity of passengers.The Last of the Peterkins|Lucretia P. Hale
It were a mockery, an inanity, to bid a man spend his affections on hypostatized laws that neither know nor answer him.Studies of Christianity|James Martineau
British Dictionary definitions for inanity
noun plural -ties
Word Origin and History for inanity
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.