jejuneness

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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jejune
1610s, "dull in the mind, flat, insipid," from L. jejunus "empty, dry, barren," lit. "hungry," of obscure origin.
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