- lack of sense, significance, or ideas; silliness.
- something inane.
- shallowness; superficiality.
Origin of inanity
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.The Zen of Yo
August 2, 2014
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
Urbanski can hold forth on the inanity of man-made climate change like a pro.The Facebook Movie's Bizarre Casting Move
Samuel P. Jacobs
August 19, 2010
It does not consist of ingenuity limited, but merely of inanity expanded.Alarms and Discursions
G. K. Chesterton
To be a traveller in the inanity of buttonholes was the only lower degradation.The Joyous Adventures of Aristide Pujol
William J. Locke
"Do not interrupt me," she added coldly as I was about to utter some inanity.
I lamely murmured some inanity, of which she took not the slightest notice.Aladdin & Co.
And his gallant answer was interrupted by some inanity from Herr von Mark.High Noon
- lack of intelligence or imagination; senselessness; silliness
- a senseless action, remark, etc
- archaic emptiness
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.