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English definition of “inane”

inane

adjective uk   /ɪˈneɪn/ us  
extremely silly or with no real meaning or importance: He's always making inane remarks. There are too many inane quiz shows on television these days.Useless and futile
inanely
adverb uk   /-li/ us  
He grinned inanely.Useless and futile
inanity
noun [C or U] uk   /ɪˈnæn.ə.ti/ us    /-t̬i/
His speech was full of inanities that were meant to be funny. I was amazed at the inanity of her comments.Useless and futile
(Definition of inane from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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