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asinine

[as-uh-nahyn] /ˈæs əˌnaɪn/
adjective
1.
foolish, unintelligent, or silly; stupid:
It is surprising that supposedly intelligent people can make such asinine statements.
2.
of or like an ass:
asinine obstinacy; asinine features.
Origin
1600-1610
1600-10; < Latin asinīnus, equivalent to asin(us) ass1 + -īnus -ine1
Related forms
asininely, adverb
asininity
[as-uh-nin-i-tee] /ˌæs əˈnɪn ɪ ti/ (Show IPA),
noun
Synonyms
1. See foolish.
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British Dictionary definitions for asininity

asinine

/ˈæsɪˌnaɪn/
adjective
1.
obstinate or stupid
2.
resembling an ass
Derived Forms
asininely, adverb
asininity (ˌæsɪˈnɪnɪtɪ) noun
Word Origin
C16: from Latin asinīnus, from asinusass1
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Word Origin and History for asininity
asinine
c.1610, from L. asininus "stupid," lit. "like an ass," from asinus "ass," also "dolt, blockhead" (see ass (1)).
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