noun, plural inanities for 2.
lack of sense, significance, or ideas; silliness.
something inane.
shallowness; superficiality.

1595–1605; < Latin inānitās. See inane, -ity Unabridged
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inanity (ɪˈnænɪtɪ)
n , pl -ties
1.  lack of intelligence or imagination; senselessness; silliness
2.  a senseless action, remark, etc
3.  archaic emptiness

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Gaffes, bungles, and inanities still get covered up.
The actors mouth inanities with the eager, peppy look of people delivering delicious bons mots.
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