Inanity

  • 1 Inanity — In*an i*ty, n.; pl. {Inanities}. [L. inanitas, fr. inanis empty: cf. F. inanit[ e]. See {Inane}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Inanition; void space; vacuity; emptiness. [1913 Webster] 2. Lack of seriousness; aimlessness; frivolity. [1913 Webster] 3. An… …

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  • 2 inanity — index bombast, jargon (unintelligible language), platitude Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 3 inanity — (n.) c.1600, emptiness, hollowness, literal and figurative, from Fr. inanité or directly from L. inanitas emptiness, empty space, figuratively worthlessness, noun of quality from inanis empty, void, worthless, useless, of uncertain origin …

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  • 4 inanity — [in an′i tē] n. [Fr inanité < L inanitas, emptiness] 1. the quality or condition of being inane; specif., a) emptiness b) lack of sense or meaning; silliness 2. pl. inanities something inane; senseless or silly act, remark, etc …

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  • 5 inanity — inane ► ADJECTIVE ▪ lacking sense or meaning; silly. DERIVATIVES inanely adverb inanity noun (pl. inanities) . ORIGIN Latin inanis empty, vain …

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  • 6 inanity — noun (plural ties) Date: 1603 1. the quality or state of being inane: as a. lack of substance ; emptiness b. vapid, pointless, or fatuous character ; shallowness 2. something that is inane …

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  • 7 inanity — /i nan i tee/, n., pl. inanities for 2. 1. lack of sense, significance, or ideas; silliness. 2. something inane. 3. shallowness; superficiality. [1595 1605; < L inanitas. See INANE, ITY] * * * …

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  • 8 inanity — noun a) The property of being inane, of lacking material of interest or satisfaction, emptiness. Working in any bureaucracy means being bedeviled by inanities daily. b) Something that is inane …

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  • 9 inanity — Synonyms and related words: absence of mind, absurdity, agnosticism, aimlessness, aridity, asininity, barrenness, battiness, big deal, blank, blank mind, blankmindedness, blankness, bloodlessness, bootlessness, brainlessness, buffoonery,… …

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  • 10 inanity — I (Roget s IV) n. Syn. silliness, asininity, foolishness; see stupidity 1 , 2 . II (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun Total lack of ideas, meaning, or substance: barrenness, blankness, emptiness, hollowness, vacancy, vacuity, vacuousness. See FULL …

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  • 11 inanity — in·an·i·ty || ɪ nænÉ™tɪ n. foolishness, silliness; hollowness, vanity; emptiness; something foolish or inane …

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  • 12 inanity — n. 1. Emptiness, vacuity, inanition. 2. Vanity, frivolousness, puerility, folly, worthlessness …

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  • 13 inanity — n 1. silliness, absurdity, absurdness, pointlessness, fatuousness, foolishness, Archaic. insip ience, folly; tomfoolery, foolery, fooling, clownery; senselessness, nonsense, nonsensicalness, nonsensicality, meaninglessness; poppycock, amphigory,… …

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  • 14 inanity — inan·i·ty …

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  • 15 inanity — See: inane …

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  • 16 inanity — in•an•i•ty [[t]ɪˈnæn ɪ ti[/t]] n. pl. ties 1) lack of sense, significance, or ideas; silliness 2) something inane 3) shallowness; superficiality …

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  • 17 inanity — /ɪnˈænəti/ (say in anuhtee) noun (plural inanities) 1. lack of sense or ideas; silliness. 2. an inane remark, etc. 3. emptiness. {Latin inānitās emptiness} …

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  • 18 inanity — noun total lack of meaning or ideas • Syn: ↑senselessness, ↑mindlessness, ↑vacuity, ↑pointlessness • Derivationally related forms: ↑pointless (for: ↑pointlessness), ↑ …

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  • 19 Inanities — Inanity In*an i*ty, n.; pl. {Inanities}. [L. inanitas, fr. inanis empty: cf. F. inanit[ e]. See {Inane}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Inanition; void space; vacuity; emptiness. [1913 Webster] 2. Lack of seriousness; aimlessness; frivolity. [1913 Webster] 3 …

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  • 20 inane — UK [ɪˈneɪn] / US adjective completely stupid an inane grin He bombarded the lecturer with inane questions. Derived words: inanely adverb inanity UK [ɪˈnænətɪ] / US noun countable/uncountable Word forms inanity : singular inanity plural inanities …

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