jejune

[ji-joon]
adjective
1.
without interest or significance; dull; insipid: a jejune novel.
2.
juvenile; immature; childish: jejune behavior.
3.
lacking knowledge or experience; uninformed: jejune attempts to design a house.
4.
deficient or lacking in nutritive value: a jejune diet.

Origin:
1605–15; < Latin jējūnus empty, poor, mean

jejunely, adverb
jejuneness, jejunity, noun

jejune, juvenile.
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jejune (dʒɪˈdʒuːn)
 
adj
1.  simple; naive; unsophisticated
2.  insipid; dull; dry
3.  lacking nourishment; insubstantial or barren
 
[C17: from Latin jējūnus hungry, empty]
 
je'junely
 
adv
 
je'juneness
 
n
 
je'junity
 
n

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Word Origin & History

jejune
1610s, "dull in the mind, flat, insipid," from L. jejunus "empty, dry, barren," lit. "hungry," of obscure origin.
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Example sentences
Inconsistencies of character and plot mar this lively but jejune debut.
Without vigour or colour, without grace or ornament, his style is singularly
  jejune and feeble.
There's more than a touch of the jejune to these happily rough-hewn clothes.
The analysis may seem hopelessly jejune, not least because digital distribution
  of books has already begun.
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