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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In fact his physiognomy indicated the inanity of character which pervaded his
For me, it's too limited in scope and is akin to drunk dialing in the
  impulsiveness and inanity that gets thrown around.
Perhaps your crowning inanity is to invoke the deity in defence of your
Some observers decry the inanity of the site's top stories, and even habitual
  users admit that the comments are mostly puerile.
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