Meaning of “inane” in the English Dictionary

"inane" in British English

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inaneadjective

uk /ɪˈneɪn/ us /ɪˈneɪn/
inanely
adverb uk /ɪˈneɪn.li/ us /ɪˈneɪn.li/

He grinned inanely.
inanity
noun [ C or U ] uk /ɪˈnæn.ə.ti/ us /ɪˈnæn.ə.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/

extremely silly or lacking real meaning or importance:

There are so many inane programs on television!

(Definition of “inane” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)