without interest or significance; dull; insipid: a jejune novel.
juvenile; immature; childish: jejune behavior.
lacking knowledge or experience; uninformed: jejune attempts to design a house.
deficient or lacking in nutritive value: a jejune diet.
- je·june·ly, adverb
- je·june·ness, je·ju·ni·ty, noun
- jejune , juvenile
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How to use jejune in a sentence
Well, at least he came to see how jejune his earlier view was.
My money is on Crusading Carly to oust the jejune and pointless Barbara Boxer.
So there we have it: My money is on Crusading Carly to oust the jejune and pointless Barbara Boxer.
This is always repeated in one unvarying phase of the most jejune and meagre character.The Catacombs of Rome | William Henry Withrow
But these might grow jejune, nor is it safe to trust the tender mercies of a butcher.
The flesh is very pasty, and the general effect of the picture jejune in the extreme.
We pass in the world for sects and schools, for erudition and piety, and we are all the time jejune babes.Essays, First Series | Ralph Waldo Emerson
The volume of 1500 had been jejune, written when he knew nothing of Greek; 800 adages put together with scanty elucidations.
British Dictionary definitions for jejune
simple; naive; unsophisticated
insipid; dull; dry
lacking nourishment; insubstantial or barren
- jejunely, adverb
- jejuneness or jejunity, noun
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