inanest

inane

[ih-neyn]
adjective
1.
lacking sense, significance, or ideas; silly: inane questions.
2.
empty; void.
noun
3.
something that is empty or void, especially the void of infinite space.

Origin:
1655–65; < Latin inānis

inanely, adverb


1. pointless. See foolish.
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inane (ɪˈneɪn)
 
adj
senseless, unimaginative, or empty; unintelligent: inane remarks
 
[C17: from Latin inānis empty]
 
in'anely
 
adv

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inane
"silly, empty-headed," 1819, earlier "empty" (1660s), a back-formation of inanity "emptiness, hollowness" (c.1600), later "silliness" (1753), from Fr. inanité, from L. inanitatem "emptiness," from inanis "empty, void, worthless, useless." Inanition is attested from c.1400.
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