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jejune

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1 causing weariness, restlessness, or lack of interest
  • another moralizing tale filled with jejune platitudes

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2 having or showing the annoying qualities (as silliness) associated with children
  • an essay filled with jejune, simplistic opinions about international politics

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insipid, vapid, flat, jejune, banal, inane mean devoid of qualities that make for spirit and character. insipid implies a lack of sufficient taste or savor to please or interest. an insipid romance with platitudes on every page vapid suggests a lack of liveliness, force, or spirit. an exciting story given a vapid treatment flat applies to things that have lost their sparkle or zest. although well-regarded in its day, the novel now seems flat jejune suggests a lack of rewarding or satisfying substance. a jejune and gassy speech banal stresses the complete absence of freshness, novelty, or immediacy. a banal tale of unrequited love inane implies a lack of any significant or convincing quality. an inane interpretation of the play

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The first known use of jejune was in 1646

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“Jejune.” The Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/jejune. Accessed 25 January 2020.

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