inanity

noun inan·i·ty \ i-ˈna-nə-tē \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of inanity

plural inanities
1 : the quality or state of being inane: such as
a : lack of substance : emptiness
b : vapid, pointless, or fatuous character : shallowness
2 : something that is inane

Examples of inanity in a Sentence

  1. quickly realized that her suggestion was an inanity and withdrew it

  2. the jaw-dropping inanity of the singer's comments on the awards show

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