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jejune

[ji-joon] /dʒɪˈdʒun/
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
1605-1615
1605-15; < Latin jējūnus empty, poor, mean
Related forms
jejunely, adverb
jejuneness, jejunity, noun
Can be confused
jejune, juvenile.
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British Dictionary definitions for jejuneness

jejune

/dʒɪˈdʒuːn/
adjective
1.
simple; naive; unsophisticated
2.
insipid; dull; dry
3.
lacking nourishment; insubstantial or barren
Derived Forms
jejunely, adverb
jejuneness, jejunity, noun
Word Origin
C17: from Latin jējūnus hungry, empty
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Word Origin and History for jejuneness
jejune
1610s, "dull in the mind, flat, insipid," from L. jejunus "empty, dry, barren," lit. "hungry," of obscure origin.
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