follow Dictionary.com

11 Trending Words of 2014

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.
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
British Dictionary definitions for jejunity

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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
Word Origin and History for jejunity

jejune

adj.

1610s, "dull in the mind, flat, insipid," from Latin ieiunus "empty, dry, barren," literally "fasting, hungry," of obscure origin.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for jejune

Some English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for jejunity

25
30
Scrabble Words With Friends