adjective je·june \ji-ˈjün\

: not interesting

: too simple

Full Definition of JEJUNE

:  lacking nutritive value <jejune diets>
:  devoid of significance or interest :  dull <jejune lectures>
:  juvenile, puerile <jejune reflections on life and art>
je·june·ly adverb
je·june·ness \-ˈjün-nəs\ noun

Examples of JEJUNE

  1. She made jejune remarks about life and art.
  2. <another moralizing tale filled with jejune platitudes>

Origin of JEJUNE

Latin jejunus empty of food, hungry, meager
First Known Use: 1646

Related to JEJUNE

arid, colorless, drab, dreary, drudging, dry, dull, dusty, flat, heavy, ho-hum, humdrum, jading, boring, leaden, mind-numbing, monochromatic, monotonous, numbing, old, pedestrian, ponderous, slow, stale, stodgy, stuffy, stupid, tame, tedious, tiresome, tiring, uninteresting, wearisome, weary, wearying
absorbing, engaging, engrossing, gripping, interesting, intriguing, involving, riveting
See Synonym Discussion at insipid


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