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inanity

[ih-nan-i-tee] /ɪˈnæn ɪ ti/
noun, plural inanities for 2.
1.
lack of sense, significance, or ideas; silliness.
2.
something inane.
3.
shallowness; superficiality.
Origin of inanity
1595-1605
1595-1605; < Latin inānitās. See inane, -ity
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inanity

/ɪˈnænɪtɪ/
noun (pl) -ties
1.
lack of intelligence or imagination; senselessness; silliness
2.
a senseless action, remark, etc
3.
(archaic) emptiness
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inanity

n.

c.1600, "emptiness, hollowness," literal and figurative, from French inanité or directly from Latin inanitas "emptiness, empty space," figuratively "worthlessness," noun of quality from inanis "empty, void, worthless, useless," of uncertain origin.

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