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inanity

[ ih-nan-i-tee ]
/ ɪˈnæn ɪ ti /
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noun, plural in·an·i·ties for 2.
lack of sense, significance, or ideas; silliness.
something inane.
shallowness; superficiality.
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Origin of inanity

From the Latin word inānitās, dating back to 1595–1605. See inane, -ity
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British Dictionary definitions for inanity

inanity
/ (ɪˈnænɪtɪ) /

noun plural -ties
lack of intelligence or imagination; senselessness; silliness
a senseless action, remark, etc
archaic emptiness
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