inane inane  /ɪ ˈneɪn/

Definition(s):

  • (adj) devoid of intelligence

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. Football has some inane rules say critics, pointing out that even a world championship can be decided by penalty shoot out.
  2. Managers' time is increasingly being eaten away by meetings and inane conference calls.
  3. Why would anyone pay to see such inane movies released last winter?

News

  1. NBC's Fake USA Today Pages Actually Text From The Chicago Sun-Times

    You may have noticed NBC running these stupid, horribly-Photoshopped USA Today pages on their sports broadcasts recently. The mockups were inane enough before we realized the text was plagiarized from a Chicago Sun-Times article about this year's Notre Dame-Michigan football game. That article was written by Mark Lazerus, published on Sept. 23, and it has nothing to do with Tony Parker or this ...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Deadspin

  2. Kneel before Zod

    Look! Up on the screen! It’s absurd! It’s inane! It’s Snyder’s Man! Zack Snyder sucker-punches Richard Lester’s Superman II to date Hollywood’s final say on how to film a comic book.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: San Diego Reader

  3. Stop blaming technology for high unemployment!

    If our government invested more in education and raised the minimum wage, we wouldn't be having this inane debate        
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Salon.com

Quotes

  1. "The last thing you want to do when you take office in a time like this is give people lot of inane happy talk and false promises about how quickly we can get out of this," Mr. Clinton said.
    on Feb 20, 2009 By: Bill Clinton Source: CBS News

  2. "It is easy for Twitter feeds to be echoed everywhere else in the world," Mr. Zittrain said. "The qualities that make Twitter seem inane and half-baked are what make it so powerful."
    on Jun 15, 2009 By: Jonathan Zittrain Source: New York Times

  3. Sheen, who fired Alvarez after accusing her of spying on him for Richards, calls the "diabolical accusations" in Richards' filing "laughable and inane. : During the 18 months before my request to select my own child care provider, not a single...
    on Sep 26, 2007 By: Charlie Sheen Source: New York Daily News

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untenable untenable
/ən ˈtɛ nə bəl /