inanity

[ ih-nan-i-tee ]
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noun,plural in·an·i·ties for 2.
  1. lack of sense, significance, or ideas; silliness.

  2. something inane.

  1. shallowness; superficiality.

Origin of inanity

1
From the Latin word inānitās, dating back to 1595–1605. See inane, -ity

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inanity

/ (ɪˈnænɪtɪ) /


nounplural -ties
  1. lack of intelligence or imagination; senselessness; silliness

  2. a senseless action, remark, etc

  1. archaic emptiness

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