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"inane" in British English

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inaneadjective

uk   us   /ɪˈneɪn/
inanely
adverb uk   us   /-li/
He ​grinned inanely.
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.
(Definition of inane from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"inane" in American English

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inaneadjective

 us   /ɪˈneɪn/
extremelysilly or ​lackingrealmeaning or ​importance: There are so many inane ​programs on ​television!
(Definition of inane from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “inane”
in Chinese (Simplified) 极其愚蠢的, 无意义的, 无聊的…
in Turkish anlamsız, saçma, boş…
in Russian нелепый, глупый…
in Chinese (Traditional) 極其愚蠢的, 無意義的, 無聊的…
in Polish idiotyczny…
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