[ ji-joon ]
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  1. without interest or significance; dull; insipid: a jejune novel.

  2. juvenile; immature; childish: jejune behavior.

  1. lacking knowledge or experience; uninformed: jejune attempts to design a house.

  2. deficient or lacking in nutritive value: a jejune diet.

Origin of jejune

First recorded in 1605–15, jejune is from the Latin word jējūnus empty, poor, mean

Other words from jejune

  • je·june·ly, adverb
  • je·june·ness, je·ju·ni·ty, noun

Words that may be confused with jejune

Words Nearby jejune Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use jejune in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for jejune


/ (dʒɪˈdʒuːn) /

  1. simple; naive; unsophisticated

  2. insipid; dull; dry

  1. lacking nourishment; insubstantial or barren

Origin of jejune

C17: from Latin jējūnus hungry, empty

Derived forms of jejune

  • jejunely, adverb
  • jejuneness or jejunity, noun

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