[ ji-joon ]
/ dʒɪˈdʒun /
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.
Origin of jejune
First recorded in 1605–15, jejune is from the Latin word jējūnus empty, poor, mean
Related formsje·june·ly, adverbje·june·ness, je·ju·ni·ty, noun
Can be confusedjejune juvenile
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British Dictionary definitions for jejunity
/ (dʒɪˈdʒuːn) /
simple; naive; unsophisticated
insipid; dull; dry
lacking nourishment; insubstantial or barren
Derived Formsjejunely, adverbjejuneness or jejunity, noun
Word Origin for jejune
C17: from Latin jējūnus hungry, empty
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Word Origin and History for jejunity
1610s, "dull in the mind, flat, insipid," from Latin ieiunus "empty, dry, barren," literally "fasting, hungry," of obscure origin.
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